In Sweden and Germany the new 9-3 Griffin can be on-line configured over the corresponding Saab site.
This is a Griffin Aero in Oak metallic with the new standard Rims for the Aero line.
But this is not the most interesting of all. The best part is the technical data of the new engine.
While the diesel engines have remained unchanged, the petrol and BioPower engines have been updated. Looking at the power figures for the top of the line engine it doesn’t look like a big change, (220 hp vs. 210 hp) but the torque has increased from 300Nm@ 2500 rpm to [email protected], and this is a big change !!
So let’s look at the effects of 50Nm more torque.
The acceleration from 0-100kph has decreased from 7.7 sec too 6.9 sec (Hi 9-5 Turbo6).
The acceleration from 80-120kph is worse now, from 10.9sec to 11.5 sec but I think the reason to that is the next figure.
The EuroCycle consumption has been reduced from 7.3 l/100km to impressive 6.7l/100km, all that with standard technology.
The car has moved to the BMW,Audi league leaving Volvo far behind.
Yes, they did it again.