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Saab 9-3 2.0 Turbo Automatic

(1999 model)

Brief specs of 1999 Saab 9-3 2.0 Turbo Automatic

5-door 5-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1985 cm3 / 121.1 cu in / 121.1 cu in, 138.0 kW / 185.1 hp / 185.1 hp @ 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm, 230.0 N·m / 169.6 lb·ft / 169.6 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 230 km/h / 143 mph / 143 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)SaabIssued from1999
Model9-3 2.0 Turbo AutomaticIssued until
Serie9-3Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation


Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4629 mm / 182.2 in / 182.2 inTotal (curb) weight
Width1711 mm / 67.4 in / 67.4 inDry weight
Height1428 mm / 56.2 in / 56.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2605 mm / 102.6 in / 102.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1452 mm / 57.2 in / 57.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1442 mm / 56.8 in / 56.8 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity68 l / 15.0 UK gal / 18.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.78  


Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.08 m2 / 22.4 sq ft / 22.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)


Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerSaabValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke78.0 mm / 3.07 in / 3.07 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.15
Fuel supplySaab DI direct inj.Engine displacement1985 cm3 / 121.1 cu in / 121.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity496.25 cm3/cylinder / 30.283 cu in/cylinder / 30.283 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio9.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power138.0 kW / 185.1 hp / 185.1 hp at 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque230.0 N·m / 169.6 lb·ft / 169.6 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercooleryesMax. net output (power at the wheels)55.2 kW / 74.0 hp / 74.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output69.5 kW/l / 1.528 bhp/cu in / 1.528 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque115.9 N·m/l / 1.01 lb·ft/cu in / 1.01 lb·ft/cu in


Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio


Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed230 km/h / 143 mph / 143 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
Acceleration 0-100 km/h8.50 s / 8.50 s / 8.50 sFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions


Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.5 m / 34.4 ft / 34.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearTwistBeamAxle, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Saab 9-3 2.0 Turbo Automatic


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