Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2004 21:33:38 +0200
From: "Erik de Fotograaf" <>
Subject: Re: 9-5 v6 TiD engine

"Mark Gerritsma" <usenetnospamtmfweb.nld> schreef in bericht > stephen wrote: > > The 2.2 is being phased out - i was told it doesnt meet the latest > > standard for diesels in Europe, so they cant sell it after the end of > > 2004 in a new car. > > According to what I read, Opel will stop manufacturing the 2.2, so they have > no choice. It is going to be replaced by the 1.9 JTD engines from Alfa > Romeo. That should be a big improvement, as they are much more refined (and > in the 150hp version also more powerful). > > Has anybody driven a 9-3SS TiD? How does it compare to the previous model > 9-3 TiD (92 kW)? This model has the same engine, which I think is quite > noisy for todays standards. > > Mark > Well, Kinda drove the 150 BHP Diesels.... but not in the Sab but an Alfa 156. This diesel in my opinion is much better then the same car with the 2 ltr pertol engine. Almost as quick. Missing 1.2 sec from 0 to 60 and about 8 km in top speed. Fuel consumption 7.3 ltr/100 (flying Kilometers) Is promessing for a 9-3 of even the 9-5 Erik 9000 2.3 CSE

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