Has there been enough info about the MY 9-3 yet?
If not, try these out…..
Last night I asked for people’s input as to what engine code ‘P’ might be. That was the engine code on one of the test mules photographed, according to the Swedish motor registry.
The consensus opinion seemed to be a high-powered diesel variant, possibly a twin turbo model. Now, I can’t say for sure that that’s the case, that the ‘P’ engine is this one in particular, but I have heard rumblings that this engine is indeed in development but won’t be ready until late in the year.
The engine has a large and small turbo. The small turbo will be doing most of the work around town providing low level boost, spinning quicker to reduce lag. Out on the open road the bigger turbo will come into play to provide a lot more boost.
Bamo has emailed me to inform me of an article on a Dutch website that’s supposedly got some more info on the Black Turbo project/model. Unfortunately I can’t find the article myself (now found – here), but Bamo tells me that the article states that the car will be only available in black, with 19″ black aluminium wheels, 290hp and 0-100 in 5.4 seconds.
Apparently it’ll be unveiled in June (Saab Festival??)
No disrespect to the Dutch, but I think we need to take this info as rumour only until there’s some confirmation from more Djup Strupe-like sources.
Much was made by many of the BLS-like door handles on the test mules photographed. I’ve heard today that this photo is a pretty accurate representation of what the new doors will look like.
Flatter panels, no mouldings on the lower section and those BLS door handles. Personally, I don’t think it takes anything away from the personality of the car, but I know from previous comments that others may disagree.