Saab 9-3 Convertible Independence Edition

S= Standard, O = Option, NC = No Charge.


2.0L 4-cylinder turbo, inline, aluminum block and cylinder head, 220 hp @5,300 rpm


6-speed manual, Front Wheel Drive (FWD) NO CHARGE

6-speed automatic, Front Wheel Drive (FWD)


Suspension, front, MacPherson strut type with gas shock absorbers, anti-roll bar and hydroformed subframe

Suspension, rear independent, four-link with toe-link, coil springs, gas shock absorbers, anti-roll bar, subframe and ‘re-Axs’ passive rear-wheel steering system

Power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering

Four wheel disc brakes, ventilated front & rear Lowered, sport-tuned chassis

Body & Exterior

Tinted, heat absorbent glass

Clamshell wrap-over hood design

Saab 3-port grille design

Exposed twin exhaust tailpipes

Sport front and rear fascias

10-spoke Double Bridge 18×71⁄2″ (Accessory) $000,00

5-spoke 17×71⁄2″ (ALu 81)

Bi-Xenon cornering headlights

Front fog lamps

Rear fog lamp

High-pressure headlight washers

Electric rear defogger

Triple-layer, insulated fully automatic convertible top

Amber orange, metallic exterior color

Safety & Security

SAHr (Saab Active Head restraint), front

Dual stage driver & front passenger air bags

Pop-up bars, rear

Seat integrated safety belts, front seats

Front side-impact head & thorax air bags

Front passenger sensing system

Front & rear outboard safety belt pre-tensioners

Front & rear outboard safety belt force limiters

Central locking remote control with panic alarm

Rear seat outboard head restraints

Anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)

Traction Control System (TCS)

Break-away foot pedals

Anti-pinch side windows

Child seat LATCH system

Tire pressure monitor

Anti-theft alarm with engine immobilizer Halo lighting

Visual & audible front safety belt reminder

Infotainment & Technology

AM/FM radio with 6-CD changer

Navigation radio with 8″ touch screen (requires onStar®) OPTION

11-speaker, 300-watt audio system (includes 6-CD changer radio)

Auxiliary audio input

onStar® Directions & Connections with 6 months of service

Bluetooth® hands-free phone system*

XM® Satellite radio with 3-month trial period

Rear park assist

* Included with onStar

Cabin & Interior styling

Perforated leather-wrapped sport steering wheel

Driver-focused cockpit theme

Signature Saab mesh-style air outlets with joy-stick directional control

Parchment leather-appointed sport seats with body-color coordinated accents and stitching

Leather instrument panel & brake handle with coordinated stitching

Comfort & Convenience

Universal remote garage door opener

Rain-sensing windshield wipers

Driver information center with trip computer

Cruise control

Power driver seat

Power passenger seat

Power front-seats with driver side memory

Front seat storage pouch

Remote keyless entry

Center armrest w/storage bin

Power windows with express down, front

Dual-zone climate control system

Power, heated outside mirrors

Auto-dimming interior mirror with digital compass

Heated front seats

Power folding, auto-dimming outside mirrors

Two front-seat passenger cup holders

Front & rear interior reading lamps

Door pocket storage areas

Front console with 12V outlet

Illuminated vanity mirrors

Express close and remote open front windows

Remote open for convertible top

Express yourself

V-spoke 17×7″ (ALu 79) (XWD only) (Accessory) $000,00

5-spoke 17×71⁄2″ (ALu 88) (Accessory) $000,00


2.0L 4-cylinder turbo, inline, aluminum block and cylinder head, transverse

Displacement, 121.9 cu. in. (1,998 cc)

Bore & stroke, 3.4×3.4 in. (86 mmx86 mm) Compression ratio, 9.5:1

Power, 220 hp @ 5,300 rpm

Torque, 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) @ 2,500 rpm

4-valves per cylinder

Dual overhead camshafts with variable cam-phasing Twin-scroll turbocharger with intercooler E85-capable


Overalllength,in./mm, 182.9/4,646

Overall width, in./mm, 70.1/1,781

Overall height, in./mm, 56.6/1,438

Wheelbase,in./mm, 105.3/2,675

Curb weight, 3,380–3,710 lbs. (1,535–1,695 kg) Max tow capacity, 3,500 lbs. (1,588 kg)

Gross vehicle mass, 4,320–4,650 lbs. (1,960–2,110 kg) Cd value, 0.30

Fuel tank capacity, gal./L, 16.0/61

Front track, in./mm, 60.0/1,524

Rear track, in./mm, 59.3/1,506


Headroom, front in./mm, 38.0/965

Headroom, rear in./mm, 37.0/940

Shoulder room, front in./mm, 56.0/1,422

Shoulder room, rear in./mm, 44.7/1,135

Leg room, front in./mm, 41.5/1,054

Leg room, rear in./mm, 31.9/810

Cargo capacity, cu. ft./L, 12.4/351

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