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Saab 9-3 1.8t BioPower Cabriolet

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Saab 9-3 1.8t BioPower Cabriolet

2-door 4-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 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, 215 km/h / 134 mph / 134 mph top speed, consumption 8.8 l/100km / 32.1 mpg-UK / 26.7 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)SaabIssued from2008
Model9-3 1.8t BioPower CabrioletIssued until
Serie9-3Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerSaabCountrySE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)235 l / 8.30 cu ft / 8.30 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)2549 l / 90.02 cu ft / 90.02 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)325 l / 11.48 cu ft / 11.48 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4640 mm / 182.7 in / 182.7 inTotal (curb) weight1655 kg / 3649 lb / 3649 lb
Width1770 mm / 69.7 in / 69.7 inDry weight
Height1440 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inLoad capacity385 kg / 849 lb / 849 lb
Wheelbase2680 mm / 105.5 in / 105.5 inGross (max.) weight2040 kg / 4497 lb / 4497 lb
Track frontTowing weight1600 kg / 3527 lb / 3527 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance170 mm / 6.7 in / 6.7 inFuel capacity59 l / 13.0 UK gal / 15.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.17 m2 / 23.3 sq ft / 23.3 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) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore86.0 mm / 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke86.0 mm / 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Fuel detailsunleaded 95Bore/Stroke ratio1
Fuel supplyTurboEngine displacement1998 cm3 / 121.9 cu in / 121.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity499.56 cm3/cylinder / 30.485 cu in/cylinder / 30.485 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio9.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power129.0 kW / 173.0 hp / 173.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque265.0 N·m / 195.5 lb·ft / 195.5 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. 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 converterSpecific 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) speed215 km/h / 134 mph / 134 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio105.7 kW/ton / 80.1 bhp/ton / 80.1 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel 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)8.8 l/100km / 32.1 mpg-UK / 26.7 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions206 g/km / 331 g/mi / 331 g/mi (est.)
  Range670 km / 417 mi / 417 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering detailsTraction control. Electronic stabilisation program (ESP).
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front215/55-R16Tyres rear215/55-R16
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

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

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