Saab Turbo X – US Specifications

2008 SAAB TURBO X SPECIFICATIONS

Overview

Model: 9-3 Turbo X

Body style / driveline:

Sport Sedan: 4-door, 5-passenger, all-wheel drive;
SportCombi: 5-door, 5-passenger, all-wheel drive

EPA vehicle class: premium compact sport sedan and sport wagon

Manufacturing location: Trollhättan , Sweden

Key competitors: BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, Volvo S60, Mercedes C-Class

——

Engines

Type: 2.8L V-6-cylinder high-output turbo

Displacement (cu in / cc): 170 / 2792

Bore & stroke (in / mm): 3.5 x 2.94 / 89 x 74.8

Block material: aluminum

Cylinder head material: 356-T6 aluminum

Valvetrain: dual overhead chain-driven camshafts, 4 valves per cylinder, continuously variable inlet valve timing

Ignition system: Bosch Motronic ME 9.6

Fuel delivery: distributorless ignition, multi-point fuel injection

Compression ratio: 9.5:1

Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm): 280 / 206@ 5500

Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm): 295 / 400 @ 2150

Aspiration: water-cooled turbocharger with APC charge pressure control, intercooler

Estimated fuel economy: TBD

——

Transmissions

First number is for the manual, second number is for the auto.

Gear ratios (:1):

First: 3.77 / 4.15

Second: 2.04 / 2.37

Third: 1.37 / 1.56

Fourth: 1.05 / 1.15

Fifth: 0.85 / 0.86

Sixth: 0.71 / 0.69

Reverse: 3.54 / 3.39

Final drive ratio: 3.55 / 3.53

——

Chassis/Suspension

Front: MacPherson struts, gas shock absorbers, anti-roll bar, hydroformed sub-frame

Rear: independent, 4-link (including toe-link), coil springs, self-leveling shock absorbers, anti-roll bar, sub-frame, Re-Axs rear-wheel steering system

Steering type: power-assisted rack and pinion

Steering ratio: 16.0:1

Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock: 2.97

Turning circle, curb to curb (ft / m): 39 / 11.9

——

Brakes

Type: 4-wheel disc, hydraulic, dual-circuit with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), mechanical brake assist (MBA), vacuum booster, anti-lock braking system (ABS), traction control system (TCS) and electronic stability program (ESP), ventilated front discs and rear discs

Rotor diameter x thickness (in / mm):

front: 13.6 x 1.18 / 345 x 30
rear: 11.5 x 0.8 / 292 x 20

Wheels and Tires

Wheel size and type (in): 18 x 7.5-inch alloy

Tires: P235/45 R18

——-

Dimensions

Exterior
measurements are Sedan first, then SportCombi. Where there’s only one group it means the two are the same

Wheelbase (in / mm): 105.3 / 2675

Overall length (in / mm):

SS – 182.5 / 4636

SC – 183.2 / 4653

Overall width (in / mm):

SS – 69 / 1753

SC – 69.4 / 1753

Overall height (in / mm):

SS – 56.4 / 1433

SC – 60.6 / 1443

Track (in / mm):

front: 59.9 / 1521
rear: 59.3 / 1506

Minimum ground clearance (in / mm): 5.9 / 150

Curb weight (lb / kg): TBD

Weight distribution (% front / rear): TBD

Interior

Seating capacity (front / rear): 2 / 3

Headroom (in / mm):

front: 38.9 / 988.1
rear: 37 / 939.8

Leg room (in / mm):

front: 42.3 / 1074.4
rear: 35.1 / 891.5

Shoulder room (in / mm):

front: 56.3 / 1430.2
rear: 55.1 / 1399.5

Hip room (in / mm): TBD / TBD

——

Capacities

Cargo volume (cu ft / L):

Sport Sedan: 15 / 425

SportCombi:
29.7 / 841 (rear seat up, luggage cover in place);
72.3 / 2047 (rear seat down, no luggage cover)

Fuel tank (gal / L): 16.4 / 62

Engine oil (qt / L) : 6.0 / 5.7

You may also like

6 Comments

  1. 2.8l 280hp high-output turbo?
    100hp/litre is not high output. The 2.0T in the base US 9-3 and the 2.3T in the 9-5 both have higher output per litre.
    Maybe they are comparing it to a 9-7 (or a Hyundai).

  2. SportCombi:
    29.7 / 841 (rear seat up, luggage cover in place);
    72.3 / 2047 (rear seat down, no luggage cover)

    Sorry, but that can not be right.
    2047 Liter is actually more than an Mercedes E wagon.
    If I remeber correctely the 9-5 wagon has a cargo volume of 1490 L / 52,5 cu ft

  3. Lance,

    I’m not saying that the engine isn’t good enough (hard to tell, since the car isn’t due for almost six months), I’m saying that the marketing is ironic. 100hp/l would be considered “high output” for most makes, but for Saab it’s nothing new.

    I must confess that I would prefer if the Turbo-X used the 130hp/l direct injection engine that Saab makes for Chevrolet instead, but I’m sure it will show up in a Saab eventually.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *