Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2006 13:55:33 -0400
From: "Junkyard Engineer" <>
Subject: Re: Gas Consumption

Greg, I should mention that for the 2006 9-3 Aero sport combi, not only you get a 6th gear transmission but they also kicked off the real time consumption on the computer. So the average consumption is based on a certain amount of Km but can't say for sure how many. I ran also with premium gas and the car has around 19,000Km. Usually, I drive mostly in traffic and the consumption is around 12,5 L/Km. When driving at 100 Km, the RPM is at 2,000 on the 6th gear. "Greg Farris" <> a écrit dans le message de news: ehdrrp$1ebu$ > In article <JAr_g.9048$>, > says... > > >> >>I have found the same with my '00 9-5 V6t Wagon - I get better fuel >>economy at >>70-75 than I do at 50-55. I suspect that good aerodynamics, and tall >>gearing >>are the reason. The throttle is open wider, the turbo is able to recover >>more >>energy from the exhaust etc.. Every car has a particular "sweet spot" >>where >>you get maximum economy vs. speed, modern Saabs seem to have it a little >>higher than most. >> > > > My own experience does not replicate these assertions. > Of the five Saabs I've owned, none has averaged 30MPG overall. > Using the on-board computer of my current 900TurboSE 2.0L (have no test > information to confirm its accuracy) the economy is very good (36MPG+) in > high > gear at 55MPH. Above this it goes lower (28MPG at 75MPH). > > GF >

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