9-3 Technical Specifications



SAAB 9-3 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS, 2001 MODEL YEAR (U.S.)

ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS

 

2.0L Turbo (9-3)

2.0L High Output Turbo (9-3 SE)

Type

4-cylinder

4-cylinder

Displacement

2.0 liter (1,985 cc, 121 cu.in.)

2.0 liter (1,985 cc, 121 cu.in.)

Horsepower @ rpm

185 @ 5,500 (Auto: 185 @ 5,750)

205 @ 5,500 (Auto: 205 @ 5,750)

Max. torque (lb.-ft.) @ rpm

194 @ 2,100 - 4,200

184 @ 1,900 - 5,000 (Auto)

209 @ 2,200 - 4,800

184 @ 1,900 — 5,700 (Auto)

Compression ratio

9.2:1

9.2:1

Aspiration

Water-cooled turbocharger with APC charge pressure control, intercooler

Fuel injection

Saab Trionic-7 (T-7)

Bore x Stroke

3.5 in. (90 mm) x 3.07 in. (78 mm)

Arrangement

Transverse mounted

Valve train

Double overhead chain-driven camshafts, 4 valves per cylinder and dual counter-rotating balance shafts

Cylinder block

Cast iron

Cylinder head

Light alloy, cross-flow type

Cooling System

Water-cooled, thermostatically controlled electric radiator fan

Fuel Recommendation

Unleaded 87-93 AON

Unleaded 92-93 AON

ELECTRIC SYSTEM

Ignition

Saab Trionic-7 (T-7) with Direct Ignition

Alternator

1755W, 130A

Battery (maintenance-free)

12V, 60 Ah

DRIVETRAIN

Type

Front-wheel drive

Manual transmission

Fully synchronized 5-speed with hydraulically actuated clutch

Automatic transmission

Electronically controlled 4-speed with 3 shift programs: Normal, Sport & Winter; and direct mechanical lock-up in third and fourth gears

Transmission ratios:

2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo,

5-speed Manual

2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo,

4-speed Automatic

First

3.38:1

3.67:1

Second

1.76:1

2.10:1

Third

1.18:1

1.39:1

Fourth

0.89:1

1.00:1

Fifth

0.66:1

NA

Final Drive

4.05:1

2.86:1

EPA FUEL ECONOMY RATINGS

Model

9-3

9-3 SE

Engine

2.0L Turbo

2.0L Turbo

Transmission

Manual, 185 hp

Automatic, 185 hp

Manual, 205 hp

Automatic, 205 hp

Est. MPG, City/Hwy

21

29

21

28

22

30

21

28

 

 

 

STEERING

 

Type

Power-assisted rack and pinion, impact-collapsible steering column

Steering ratio

16.6:1

Turning circle

34.4 ft. (10.5 m)

Turns (lock to lock)

3.4

 

CHASSIS AND SUSPENSION

Front suspension

MacPherson struts with direct-acting gas shock absorbers and coil springs, split lower wishbones in forged aluminum, stabilizer bar, integrated wheel bearings.

Rear suspension

H-formed, semi-rigid torsion-beam rear axle with inner and outer stabilizer bars, sport-tuned coil springs, gas shock absorbers.

Braking system

Four-wheel disc with power assist and anti-lock braking system (ABS), dual diagonal with four electronic channels (EBD: Electronic Brake force Distribution), self-adjusting, asbestos-free pads, ventilated front discs.

Brake disc diameter

Front: 11.34 in. (288 mm)

Rear: 11.26 in. (286 mm)

Parking brakes

Mechanical self-adjusting, operating on rear wheel discs.

Tires & Wheels:

9-3

195/60 VR 15 all-season radial Michelin tires, 6.5 x 15 5-spoke alloy wheels

9-3 SE

205/50 ZR 16 radial Michelin all-season tires, 6.5 x 16 5-spoke alloy wheels

INTERIOR VOLUME

9-3 3-Door/5-Door

9-3 Convertible

EPA size class

Midsize

Subcompact

Seating capacity

5

4

Interior volume

111.3 cu.ft.

92.5 cu.ft.

Front head room (in.)

39.3

38.9

Front leg room (in.)

42.3

42.3

Front shoulder room (in.)

52.4

52.4

Rear head room (in.)

37.9

37.9

Rear leg room (in.)

34.1

33.0

Rear shoulder room (in.)

52.6

41.8

Cargo capacity, rear seat folded

46.0 cu.ft.

28.3 cu.ft.

Trunk capacity

21.7 cu.ft. (w/parcel shelf removed)

12.5 cu.ft. Top up/10 cu.ft. Top down

DIMENSIONS

9-3 3-Door / 5-Door

9-3 Convertible

Wheelbase (in.)

102.6 (2605 mm)

102.6 (2605 mm)

Front track (in.)

57.2 (1452 mm)

57.2 (1452 mm)

Rear track (in.)

56.8 (1442 mm)

56.8 (1442 mm)

Overall length (in.)

182.3 (4629 mm)

182.3 (4629 mm)

Overall width (in.)

67.4 (1711 mm)

67.4 (1711 mm)

Overall height (in.)

56.2 (1428 mm)

56.0 (1423 mm)

Aerodynamic drag

0.33 Cd

0.34 Cd

Fuel capacity

17 gallons (U.S.)

17 gallons (U.S.)

Curb weight (lbs.) (Base curb weight with standard equipment.)

9-3

2,980/ 3,020

 

9-3 SE

3,020 / 3,060

3,200

 

SAAB 9-3 STANDARD EQUIPMENT, 2001 MODEL YEAR

STANDARD ON SAAB 9-3 MODELS:


PERFORMANCE

2.0-liter turbocharged 185-hp engine

5-speed manual transmission

Traction Control System (TCS)

Hydraulic clutch actuation

4-wheel power assisted disc brakes with ABS

5-spoke light-alloy wheels

195/60 VR-15 all-season Michelin radial tires

Front and rear stabilizer bars

SAFETY

Enhanced OnStar telematics system

Saab Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) -- Driver and passenger front air bags, Side-impact airbags, head and chest type, front seats

Automatic belt tensioner system for front seat occupants

3-point safety belts for all occupants

Side-impact protection system

Saab Active Head Restraint (SAHR) system, front seats

Anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Welded steel construction/Safety Cage design

Front and rear energy-absorbing "crumple zones"

Well-isolated fuel tank location

Collapsible steering column

Manually activated "child-proof" rear door locks (five-door)

Lock-out switch for rear power window switches

Rear side window demisters (five-door)

Headlamp wipers and washers

Rear window wiper and washer system (exc. Convertible)

Color-keyed 5-mph "self-restoring" bumpers

Daytime running lights

Split, wide-angle exterior passenger mirror

EXTERIOR

Protective bodyside moldings

Aerodynamic headlamps with flush lenses, halogen bulbs

Cornering lights

Side guidance reversing lights

Side-mounted direction indicator lights

Front & rear fog lights

Front spoiler

Rear spoiler (Coupe & five-door)

Undercoating and anti-corrosion treatment

Power convertible top with one-touch-down windows (Convertible)

INTERIOR & SEATS

CFC-free air conditioning

Electrostatic cabin air filter

Reclining front bucket seats

Luxury velour upholstery (Coupe & five-door)

Leather upholstery (Convertible)

Adjustable lumbar support, driver’s seat

Driver’s left foot rest (dead pedal)

Adjustable-height front safety belts (except Convertible)

Remote central locking and anti-theft alarm

Engine immobilizing anti-theft system

Power windows with one-touch feature on front windows

Single button for operating all side windows (Convertible)

In-dash folding cupholder

Cupholder/coinholder in center console

Electrically adjustable and heated rearview mirrors

Head restraints at front and rear outboard seating positions

Fold-down rear seat with pass-through opening from trunk

Automatic headlamp shut-off and courtesy headlamp delay

Illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Overhead cabin light with dual rear spotlights

Interior courtesy light delay feature

Luggage compartment light and built-in tool kit

Heat absorbent tinted glass (except Convertible)

Electric rear window demister

Front/rear plush carpet floor mats

DRIVER CONTROLS & INSTRUMENTATION

Telescopic steering wheel

Variable intermittent windshield wiper/washer

Electronic speed control

80-watt AM/FM stereo cassette or CD with Weather Band and CD changer controls

Steering-wheel-mounted audio controls

Stereo anti-theft lock-out code

4 acoustically engineered speakers

Automatic electric antenna

Analog instrumentation (speedometer, tachometer, fuel and temperature gauges)

Turbo boost gauge

Digital odometer and trip meter

Dashboard Night Panel feature

Saab Car Computer with digital clock

STANDARD ON SAAB 9-3 SE MODELS: (In addition to or instead of 9-3 equipment listed above)


2.0-liter high output turbocharged 205-hp engine

16-inch 5-spoke light alloy wheels

205/50 ZR-16 Michelin all-season radial tires

Full body airflow package

Polished chrome sport exhaust tip

Automatic climate control (Prem. pkg on cvt. models)

Power 8-way adjustable front seats (Driver only on cvt.)

3-position driver's side seat memory (Prem. pkg on cvt.)

Walnut-trimmed instrument panel

Electric tilt/slide tinted glass sunroof with sunshade

Leather seating surfaces

Leather-wrapped sport steering wheel, shift knob & boot

80-watt AM/FM stereo cassette or CD with 80-watt subwoofer, Weather Band and CD changer controls

6 acoustically engineered speakers

Rear spoiler on convertible models


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