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Saab 9-3 getting new engines, modest refresh for 2011

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Naturally aspirated form?
Naturally aspirated form?
Doubt it will be in this market.
Diesel would be a hit, I'm sure. It would definitely help differentiate the model lines. Other than that, the changes don't appear to be anything ground breaking. Just gradual, small tweaks.

Now how about something over 350hp?

All the cool kids are doing it!

No, really. This stuff drives me batty. BMW is now all into the turboz, and the auto press gets out the kneepads.

I think they should cash in on the past a bit here, ya know?
Just gradual, small tweaks.
Mr Muller has a cool head on his shoulders and seems to be not only a great hoon but also a savvy businessman, he is just propping up SAAB now, driving sales up with the new 9-5. I think we'll see more and more good news from SAAB in the upcoming years.
Now how about something over 350hp?
My thoughts exactly... It seems to me that we're taking 1 step forward and 5 steps back.
Where's my 1.9L TTID (twin turbo) Diesel? I've been wanting one of those since they introduced it everywhere but the US.... we were supposed to get them I think in 2009/2010 (clearly that didn't happen)

Engine: 1910cc, 4cyl, 16v, 180bhp @ 4000rpm, 295lb ft @ 1850-2750rpm
Transmission: Six-speed manual, front-wheel-drive
Performance: 8.0 sec 0-62mph, 140mph

Fuel Economy
City: 40.9mpg
Highway: 64.2mpg
Combined cycle: 53.3mpg
CO2 emissions: 139g/km

I'll take mine in a Combi with AWD :) (perhaps TurboX trim) lol
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