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Saab 9-3 2.8 SportAero

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Saab 9-3 2.8 SportAero

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), 6-cylinder 24-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2784 cm3 / 169.9 cu in / 169.9 cu in, 190.0 kW / 254.8 hp / 254.8 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 349.9 N·m / 258.0 lb·ft / 258.0 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, four wheel drive, 235 km/h / 146 mph / 146 mph top speed, consumption 12.4 l/100km / 22.8 mpg-UK / 19.0 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)SaabIssued from2008
Model9-3 2.8 SportAeroIssued until
Serie9-3Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerSaabCountrySE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)425 l / 15.01 cu ft / 15.01 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)2549 l / 90.02 cu ft / 90.02 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)944 l / 33.34 cu ft / 33.34 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4650 mm / 183.1 in / 183.1 inTotal (curb) weight1440 kg / 3175 lb / 3175 lb
Width1760 mm / 69.3 in / 69.3 inDry weight
Height1460 mm / 57.5 in / 57.5 inLoad capacitykg / lb / lb
Wheelbase2680 mm / 105.5 in / 105.5 inGross (max.) weight1440 kg / 3175 lb / 3175 lb
Track frontTowing weight1588 kg / 3501 lb / 3501 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance160 mm / 6.3 in / 6.3 inFuel capacity61 l / 13.4 UK gal / 16.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.74  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.18 m2 / 23.5 sq ft / 23.5 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.66 m2 / 7.1 sq ft / 7.1 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)16.3 kW / 21.8 hp / 21.8 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine (V6)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore
FuelStroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyMPFiEngine displacement2784 cm3 / 169.9 cu in / 169.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio
SumpwetMax. output power190.0 kW / 254.8 hp / 254.8 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationMax. torque349.9 N·m / 258.0 lb·ft / 258.0 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)76.0 kW / 101.9 hp / 101.9 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output68.2 kW/l / 1.500 bhp/cu in / 1.500 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque125.7 N·m/l / 1.10 lb·ft/cu in / 1.10 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel drivefour wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed235 km/h / 146 mph / 146 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio179.9 kW/ton / 136.3 bhp/ton / 136.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)14.7 l/100km / 19.2 mpg-UK / 16.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)9.1 l/100km / 31.0 mpg-UK / 25.8 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)12.4 l/100km / 22.8 mpg-UK / 19.0 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions195 g/km / 314 g/mi / 314 g/mi
  Range492 km / 306 mi / 306 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle13.0 m / 42.7 ft / 42.7 ft
Suspension frontIndependentSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front235/45-VR17Tyres rear235/45-VR17
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Saab 9-3 2.8 SportAero

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