I haven’t been keeping tabs on it, but as far as I know Hirsch have been the only tuner to offer an ECU upgrade for the 2.8V6 – up until now.
BSR have released a new version of their PPC (portable program carrier) for the V6. It’s inventively called PPC2. If you’re unfamiliar with the PPC tuning upgrade, the beauty of it is that there’s no removal of the ECU involved. The PPC2 unit plugs in to your car, does it’s thing, and all of a sudden you’ve transformed your 9-3 Aero from a well-mannered and sporty masseuse into a full-on Viking pillaging type.
The PPC2 by BSR is available from my mate John at Elkparts.
BSR’s PPC2 (Portable Program Carrier 2) is now available for the new Saab 9-3 Sport Saloon, Convertible and Combi models with the 2.8T V6 engine.
BSR’s PPC2 enables you to upgrade your car from its original 250bhp and 384Nm to a powerful 285bhp and 480Nm.
This upgrade results some cracking performance improvements (Tested by BSR on 2.8T V6 with manual transmission):
23% performance increase in fourth gear 50-75mph (80-120km/h)
25% performance increase in fourth gear 50-88mph (80-140km/h)
24% performance increase in fourth gear 62-94mph (100-150km/h)
Remember, BSR’s PPC2 upgrades your Saab simply by plugging the PPC2 unit into the diagnostics port beneath the steering wheel and following the onscreen instructions. The PPC2 stores your original software and the process can be reversed at any time to revert to your original Saab software. You can then swap between Saab and upgraded BSR software on your Saab as often as you like.
This brand new upgrade from BSR of Sweden is available for immediate despatch from Elkparts and is the perfect performance upgrade for your 9-3 Aero.
If you’ve got a V6 9-3 Aero and you want some extra beef, you can place your order at Elkparts’ secure online store – click here.