New Carlsson Edition 9-3 coming for UK

I’ve just had some news come through from the mother country about a new, limited edition Saab 9-3 Aero Carlsson Edition.

I don’t have a photo yet, but I can tell you that the new Carlsson will be limited to just 96 units for the British market. It will be based on the V6 XWD 9-3 Aero and will have two optional power packs that potential owners can choose from.

Specs are said to be as follows:


Saab 9-3 Aero Carlsson

  • Limited edition model with maximum volume of 96 customer cars
  • Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Erik Carlsson’s trio of wins on the RAC Rally in 1960, 1961 and 1962 with the Saab 96
  • Based on 9-3 Saloon Aero V6 XWD Automatic with extra equipment as standard
  • Upgraded XWD chassis (suspension & brakes)
  • Exterior and interior styling enhancements

Based on Aero specification PLUS;

19″ ALU85 (Turbo X) alloy wheels silver finish
TX Design Pack front bumper
TX Design Pack titanium front grill surrounds
TX Design Pack titanium fog light surrounds
TX Design Pack anthracite rear boot lid handle
Rear bumper diffuser
Rear boot lid spoiler
Ultra sport chassis
High performance brakes
Premium Natural Leather Sport interior trim

  • Black – Arctic White and Carbon Grey vehicles
  • Black & Parchment – Jet Black vehicles only

Carbon fibre effect interior decor, gearlever surround, door & fascia inserts
Nappa leather handbrake lever & smartslot
Nappa leather door handles
Nappa leather instrument panel
DVD Satellite Navigation with 6.5″ colour touchscreen
Bluetooth phone integration system
Bi-xenon cornering headlights
BOSE Surround Sound audio system
Dual electric front seats with driver’s 3-position memory
Electric folding mirrors
Auto dimming interior & exterior mirrors
Rain sensor wipers
Premium Natural Leather Sport interior trim
Full size 17″ alloy spare wheel
6 speed Automatic transmission
Metallic paint – Exterior paint colour availability;

  • Arctic White solid
  • Carbon Grey metallic (included in vehicle price)
  • Jet Black metallic (included in vehicle price)

On-Road Cost is £26,495 (The equivalent specification on a model year 2009 car would have cost £38,566. This was when the V6 was last available as a new order)

Also available are two Hirsch upgrade packs:

  • Carlsson Power Pack 1 300PS / 430Nm Engine ECU remap larger turbo intercooler, free flow air filter housing. Special retail price: £1,450 (inc. VAT)
  • Carlsson Power Pack 2 Same as above plus stainless steel sports exhaust. Special retail price: £2,185 (inc. VAT)

This sounds like a brilliant deal and a really collectable version of the Saab 9-3.

I’ll post photos as soon as some are available.

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