2010 Saab 9-3 and 9-5wagon – official news from Germany

Benjamin K has shot through some news about 2010 model year Saab info being released in Germany.
There’s nothing on the all-new 2010 Saab 9-5 sedan in the release, but we do have details relating to the 2010 Saab 9-3 range that will be sold in Germany and the Saab 9-5 Wagon (which will still be based on the old model, presumably for another year).
This information builds a bit more on the 2010 Saab range information we saw from the UK at the end of May.
Benjamin’s summary:

  • The 2.0T gets 240 hp instead of 210 and there will be a 2.0T BioPower XWD with 210hp (the same as in the 9-3X, I guess).
  • The TTiD gets the already mentionned fuel saving mods (139 g/km of CO2), and
  • There will be a “TX edition” model which features sport leather steering wheel, carbon fibre interior trim, black leather seats, dark exterior applications, 17″ or 18″ alloy wheels, tire pressure control and heated seats for the Aero. (so it’s basically Turbo-X stuff)
  • The 9-5 SportCombi gets a “summer package” with sunroof and ventilated seats with memory.
  • Arctic white is now available for the whole 9-3 range and there will be the new metallic colour “Gletschersilber” – glacier silver in English.

And here’s the Googletrans of the full release:
Saab Turbo Power: sporty, economical, environmentally conscious
Saab launches into the new model year – sporty and environmentally conscious at the same time. …….. the Swedish automotive manufacturer’s entire model range [has] a powerful drive with Turbo. The base engine of the 9-3 series is the 1.8-liter petrol engine with 150 hp (110 kW), it remains for the low starting price of less than 28,000 Euro net there.
As a new option complements the environmentally friendly BioPower 2.0T engine now in conjunction with the ultramodern Saab XWD all-wheel technology, the broad portfolio.
Thanks to advanced engine technology, Saab has also on numerous gasoline and diesel fuel generators and thus the CO 2-emissions reduction. The best example of this is [the] strong 1.9 TTiD engine. With 180 hp (132 kW) and for this unusual class Capacity 400 Nm maximum torque accelerates the 9-3 Sport Sedan in just 8.5 seconds from zero to 100, 225 km / h top are in it. At the same time needed the car in Drittelmix 5.3 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers, which corresponds to a CO 2-emissions of just 139 grams per kilometer.
Pure athletes – Turbo X-timers in the Saab 9-3 learn
The fact that environmental friendliness of all the exclusiveness and sports character of Saab Cars crucial parts of the brand philosophy, the new TX Editions for Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan, Sport Combi, and Convertible proof: An interior in carbon optics, black leather interior with perforated and Applications Sports leather steering wheel and anthracite-colored exterior decorative elements give driver and passengers of the typical turbo X-esteem.
The vehicles, limited to 2,000 special-edition model last year caused a sensation and was sold out within a few weeks. Well, the Saab 9-3, the top athletes Tradition in optics and haptics continued. The design-oriented Editions TX packets with 17 – or 18-inch alloy wheels, Reifdruck control as well as the Aero Package with heated seats for driver and front passenger, customers can now at attractive rates from 600 to 1,800 euros order.
Another highlight, while new top model in the 9-3 Turbo Reigen: increases in the Saab Aero 2.0T version of the performance. There are now 38,450 euros through powerful 240 hp (177 kW) instead of the previously familiar 210 hp (154 kW) available.
Saab 9-5 Sport Combi – gen comfortable summer sun
Just in time for the beginning of summer is also the Saab 9-5 Sport Combi on the hot days of the year: The sporty and elegant facilities Vector Griffin Line Edition can be used with the new summer package will be upgraded again. Ventilated, electrically adjustable seats with memory function, and the glass-Hubschiebedach increase the comfort – and let the heat out. The package provides retail options to a price saving of 585 euros net.
The tendency to clear, bright finishes Saab comes immediately after a double way: This is already from the Saab 9-3 Convertible famous Arctic White is now also available for the entire model portfolio, as well as the noble, completely new shade glacier silver metallic. The fresh colors are just like all other innovations now available to order.

Saab 9-3 Carlsson Edition for Germany

Now THIS is something grrrrrooovy.
Saab Germany have teamed up with Saab’s official tuning house (and Saabs United sponsor) Hirsch Performance AG, to develop the latest in a long line of Carlsson Edition vehicles.
Below is the press release translated from the original German by Mr G.Oogle.
Saab 9-3 Erik Carlsson

  • Special model for the 80th Birthday of the rally legend
  • Modern all-wheel technology and turbo engine with 240 hp

Rüsselsheim. Two victories in the Saab 96 in the legendary Monte Carlo Rally and a hat trick in the RAC Rally in England have made the Swede Erik Carlsson a rally legend. Also known as “Carlsson on the Roof”, the Saab ambassador celebrated his 80th Birthday in March. For the Swedish premium brand, that is reason enough to remember their tradition and sporting successes with a special model – the Saab 9-3 Erik Carlsson.
The Saab 9-3 Erik Carlsson Saab presents itself as a typical combination of sportiness and safety – with 240hp engine and the ultra-modern four-wheel drive XWD (Cross Wheel Drive) and electronic differential lock ELSD.
Sport-feeling – outside and inside
A doppelflutige exhaust system, a subtle, silver-colored front spoiler, a diffuser on the rear and standard 18-inch wheels give the Erik Carlsson Saab 9-3 a sporty appearance. Optional is a sports exhaust system, a sports suspension and 19-inch alloy wheels.
The interior continues the sporty-elegant impression: door, cockpit and center console in Carbon Fairings optics contribute to the sporty character and the tactile quality of leather dashboard, hand brake and shifting.
Saab Drive – Power with Responsibility
The heart of the new Saab 9-3 Erik Carlsson is the engine developed with Hirsch Performance with the modern four-wheel Saab XWD technology. The two-liter turbo engine makes 240hp and a torque of 350 Newton meters. That makes a sprint from stand to 100 in just 7.3 seconds, top speed is 245 km/h. Despite the impressive performance, the fuel consumption is only 8.2 liters per 100 kilometers.
The modern Saab XWD all-wheel system distributes the torque of the motor depending on the needs continuously between the front and rear axle and ensures optimal grip and stability in all situations.
An important part of the system is the electronically controlled torque distribution (TTD – Torque Transfer Device). The force is distributed between the axles. A valve increases or decreases the hydraulic pressure on the Nasskupplung inside the TTD is activated or deactivated, and so gradually the rear axle. The degree of slip is, how much the rear wheels are driven. The force distribution between the two axles can, in extreme cases, vary by almost 100 percent. The electronic locking differential (ELSD) – also a standard part of the special model – works on the same principle: It distributes the engine driving the rear axle in practice, also with close to 100 percent of the wheel, which has more grip.
The Saab 9-3 is Erik Carlsson as a sports sedan from 42,350 euros, the Sport Combi will cost 43,950 euros.

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