Numerous spy photos of the 2008 Saab 9-3 have been circulating the internet for weeks. Saab is finally releasing all the info on the new models that will go on sale late this summer. The biggest change to the three models is the new front end that is inspired by the Aero X concept.
The rear of the cars has also changed with new taillights on the sedan and convertible. The Sedan and SportCombi versions also get new doors. Overall 70% of the car’s body panels are new.
The 2008 9-3 Sedan and SportCombi have three different fuel options. There are engines that are powered by gasoline, diesel and bioethanol. The most powerful engine comes in the Aero model and features a 2.8L V6 turbocharged engine with 280 horsepower.
The Convertible must make due with a 2.8L V6 that features 255 horsepower as its top engine choice.
All-wheel-drive (XWD) is also available this year on the Sedan and SportCombi models with the 280hp 2.8L V6 turbo. In normal driving between 5-10% of torque is sent to the rear wheels but up to 100% can be sent to the rear if it is needed.
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