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Saab 9-3 1.8t BioPower Convertible

(2007 model)

Brief specs of 2007 Saab 9-3 1.8t BioPower Convertible

2-door 5-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), E85 (85% ethanol + 15% petrol) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1998 cm3 / 121.9 cu in / 121.9 cu in, 129.0 kW / 173.0 hp / 173.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 265.0 N·m / 195.5 lb·ft / 195.5 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 210 km/h / 131 mph / 131 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)SaabIssued from2007
Model9-3 1.8t BioPower ConvertibleIssued until
Serie9-3Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerSaabCountrySE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4647 mm / 183.0 in / 183.0 inTotal (curb) weight
Width1780 mm / 70.1 in / 70.1 inDry weight
Height1437 mm / 56.6 in / 56.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2675 mm / 105.3 in / 105.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1506 mm / 59.3 in / 59.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity62 l / 13.6 UK gal / 16.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.74  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.17 m2 / 23.4 sq ft / 23.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerGMValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionaluminium block & headBore86.0 mm / 3.39 in / 3.39 in
FuelE85 (85% ethanol + 15% petrol)Stroke86.0 mm / 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1
Fuel supplyEFIEngine displacement1998 cm3 / 121.9 cu in / 121.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity499.50 cm3/cylinder / 30.481 cu in/cylinder / 30.481 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio9.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power129.0 kW / 173.0 hp / 173.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
Aspirationturbocharged electric85 electricthanolMax. torque265.0 N·m / 195.5 lb·ft / 195.5 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercooleryesMax. net output (power at the wheels)51.6 kW / 69.2 hp / 69.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output64.6 kW/l / 1.419 bhp/cu in / 1.419 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque132.6 N·m/l / 1.16 lb·ft/cu in / 1.16 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed210 km/h / 131 mph / 131 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
Acceleration 0-100 km/h8.90 s / 8.90 s / 8.90 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 emissions206 g/km / 331 g/mi / 331 g/mi
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent,4 Links, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front285 mm / 11.2 in / 11.2 inBrake diameter rear278 mm / 10.9 in / 10.9 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Saab 9-3 1.8t BioPower Convertible

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