The Saab 9-3 SportCombi : 2006 – Present

Posted on 05. Dec, 2008 by in 2000-2009, 9-3 SS

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The Saab 9-3 Sport Combi was launched in 2005 in Trollhattan, Sweden as the 4 millionth car to be produced by Saab. The first model came as a 2006 Model year as a 5-door wagon, while adopting the “Combi” phrasing as a throwback to the Combi Coupe launch back in 1974.

The SportCombi was an addition to the 9-3 Sport Sedan model, but a design continuation of both the 9-3X Concept Car as well as the 9-3 Sport Hatch Concept designed by Einar Hareide, Taras Czorny, as well as Anthony Lo & Michael Mauer.

The Saab 9-3 SportCombi continues to be produced in Trollhattan, Sweden.

This model for Saab came equipped with the following specifications:


Exterior: 5- Door Wagon

2008 2.0T & Aero Models MY Facelift, New Front Bumper & Integrated Spoiler, Fog Lights, New Grill, Bi-Xenon Headlights, Corner Lights, Hood, Fenders, Rear Iceblock inspired tail lights, lowered rear emblem, trim removed & Turbo-X coming in at 1690 kgs.
2007 MY 2.0t & 2.0T & Aero Models 60th Anniversary Edition, BioPower Added
2006 MY Linear, Arc, Vector & Aero Models , Door Handles Match Car Color

Interior: World Class Safety, New Fiber Optic Electronics, New Interior, New Dashboard, infotainment system, second generation Saab Active Head Restraint System, load limiting seat belts, dual stage front and side airbags.

2008 MY Turbo-X Model Added
2007 MY Blacktie Radio Update
2006 MY Interior Update

Chassis:

‘ReAxs’ passive rear-wheel-steer characteristic. The kinetics of the rear suspension are
tuned for a unique rear-wheel-steer response designed to improve handling and stability.
Four-link independent rear suspension. High lateral stiffness adds stability and grip;
longitudinal compliance enhances ride comfort.
Low mounted steering rack gives excellent feel and precision with progressive power
assistance and fast response.
Front suspension is MacPherson struts with lower A-arms mounted on a hydroformed,
rubber-isolated sub-frame. High lateral bushing stiffness improves steering response and
precision; high longitudinal compliance contributes to ride comfort.
Advanced chassis electronic systems. Chassis features Saab-tuned “user-friendly” ESP
(Electronic Stability Program), EBD (Electronic Brake force Distribution), CBC
(Cornering Brake Control) and TCS (Traction Control System).
Optimized braking power. Front and rear brake discs are larger than previous model;
varying in size, depending on specification level.
Minimized unsprung weight for better ride quality. Hub carriers and toe and lower rear
suspension links are aluminum, while anti-roll bars are hollow section steel.
“Shear” bushing at top of rear shock absorber mountings adds to the compliant ride
quality and effective vibration suppression.
Refined Performance’
Tire Pressure Monitoring System

2008 MY XWD (Cross-Wheel Drive) Added

Engine: New all-aluminum 2.0-liter turbo engine. Saab developed and tuned two versions of the
new engine for 175 hp (badged 2.0t) and 210 hp (badged 2.0T) with high torque for
confident passing. All internal components are unique to Saab. Balance shafts and dualmass
flywheel offer greater running refinement with fuel capacity of 62 liters.

2007 MY 1.9 litre TTiD Engine, BioPower Engine
2006 MY 2.8V6 To Aero Models

Transmission:

New five-speed automatic transmission and six-speed manual gearbox

Dimensions:

Wheelbase
Front Track
Rear Track
Length
Width
Height
Performance Max Speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph

Global Production:

Model Year – Units

2006 MY – ?
2007 MY – ?
2008 MY – ?
2009 MY – ?

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