2012 Saab 9-3 Griffin Sport Sedan

February 27th, 2011 by By auto # Saab

The new 2012 Saab 9-3 Griffin range features updated engines, freshened exteriors, upgraded interiors and supported by a more powerful, a range of fuel efficient engines. The new 9-3 Griffin will make its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show next week. Replacing the current Sport Sedan, SportCombi, Convertible, and 2012 Saab 93X specifications, the 2012 Saab 93 Griffin is distinguished by new bumpers front. Just two trims will be available: standard and Aero. The primary differentiations will be larger alloy wheels, interior trim elements, other appearance and feature tweaks.

The new Saab 9-3 Griffin range, announced today, features refreshed exterior and interior styling, backed by a more powerful, fuel-efficient engine range. Replacing the current Sport Sedan, SportCombi, Convertible and 9-3X specifications, the 9-3 Griffin range is distinguished by new front bumpers, signature Saab ‘ice block’ headlamps and a Griffin badge on the front fenders. Inside, the instrument panel, cabin décor and seat upholstery are all given a fresh look. Two specifications are offered, standard and Aero. Under the hood, new 2.0-liter gasoline engines give 163 and 220 hp and include direct injection, variable valve timing and twin scroll turbocharging. Combined cycle fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are reduced on average by 4% across the range. Saab’s gasoline engines are also E85-capable for 2012, and being direct-injected turbocharged units, they put Buick on notice: the Regal recently claimed to be the first, and accordingly only, such E85-capable engine on the market. It is, for the time being. These new engines join the current 130/160/180 hp 1.9 TTiD turbo diesel line-up which offers very competitive CO2 emissions of just 119 g/km in the Sport Sedan – class-leading efficiency in terms of CO2 per unit of horsepower for the 180 hp variant. Further fine tuning has now also delivered a remarkable 119 g/km for the SportCombi, together with equally impressive 4.5 l/100 km combined cycle fuel consumption.


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