Saab 9-3 alternatives
Latest model: Saab 9-3 Convertible 2008
The Saab 9-3 Convertible confirms Saab's leading position in the luxury convertible segment and is the offering of more than 20 years' experience in designing four-seater, four season soft tops that are as practical as they are stylish.
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The Saab Convertible has a level of structural integrity, create class and running refinement that places it at the very top of its class. High-tech offering features further develop the Saab concept that an open-top vehicle should be 'more than a Convertible' by product effective all-year-round transport. additionally to its functional qualities, the Convertible also provides strong driving appeal via sharing the impressive chassis dynamics of the Saab 9-3 range.
The extensive motor line-up incorporates a 'tri-fuel' choice of gasoline, diesel or bioethanol (E85) powered engines. It is led by an all-aluminum 2. 8-liter V6 turbocharged motor rated at 255 hp (188 Kw); a comprehensive two-stage turbo diesel packing 400 Nm of torque and a choice of two Saab Biopower (E85) flex-fuel engines.
Well-balanced proportions and a purposeful stance endow the vehicle with a strong, sporty character that, roof up or down, echoes its fun-to-drive appeal. Original 'stand alone' layout. Scandinavian layout flair that ensures the lines are clean and flowing, but never cold or clinical. An open top vehicle that looks like a original model in its own right, no-cost from any awkward look-and-feel compromises. Bold frontal look-and-feel. The prominent central grille with its wing motif is inspired by the Aero X concept vehicle, as is the U-shaped pressing in that classic Saab clamshell hood. The form of the grille and headlamp units is complemented a smooth bumper molding with a deep trapezoidal air intake. Clean back deck look-and-feel. Pop-up roll bars and retractable back head streamlined by twin fairings, hinting at Convertible's sporty character. Coupé looks. The soft-top has a taut, smooth look via use of six cross-braces and strong tensioning. Original 'surround Trim'. U-shaped look-and-feel line extends from base of A-pillars along the top of the doors, back side trims and tonneau cover. Color-keyed with metallic colours, it integrates the front and back passenger areas and visually unites the only top look surfaces that 'come inside' when the top is up. Hydraulically-powered, triple layer roof. Automatic self-latching to the windshield header and deploys fully in just 20 seconds. Among fastest in its class. Integral rain gutter sewn into side of the soft-top material. Prevents water droplets dripping down on to the seatings when a door is opened. Weight-saving layout. Soft-top frame, swivelling braces and front header rail all made from magnesium. Original tonneau cover operation. For quicker roof deployment, the tonneau has a original two-stage cycle, rising horizontally and then moving rearwards parallel to the top of the cargo. More reliable operation, better sealing. 'cargoset' Automatic cargo expansion. Soft-top connected to customizable, 'concertina' cargo well. When the roof is in position, the well retracts, launching useful cargo room in the cargo. Class-competitive 0. 34 Cd (roof up). Soft-top resistant to high speed 'ballooning'.