Saab has officially unveiled 2009 Saab 9-3X - the new sports wagon ahead of its official debut at the Geneva motor show. Positioned as an ideal alternative to large and heavy crossovers or SUVs, the new 9-3X range incorporates two efficient engines into its range.
The 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine delivers 157kW and 300Nm between 2500 and 4000 rpm mated to either a six speed manual or automatic transmission. Coupled with Saab’s advanced Cross Wheel Drive system (XWD) the 2.0T reaches 100km/h in just over 8.2 seconds (0-60mph quoted) from a standstill with the manual, whilst returning fuel economy of 6.9-litres per 100kms.
The XWD system is capable of continuously distributing engine drive torque between the front and rear axles as required for optimum stability and traction in all conditions by employing an electronically-controlled Torque Transfer Device (TTD). The standard fit rear limited slip differential (eLSD) operates on the same principle, splitting drive across the axle to whichever wheel has more traction. The diesel option is a 1.9-litre twin turbo engine which produces 134kW and 400Nm with power sent to the front wheels via either a six speed manual or automatic gearbox.
The sprint from zero to 100km/h is roughly the same as the petrol model at just over 8.3 seconds (0-60mph quoted) while fuel economy stands at 4.6-litres per 100km.
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