The Saab 9-3
was redesigned for the 2008 model year with styling updates, a new all-wheel-drive system and refreshed gasoline engines. Unfortunately for American consumers, perhaps the most impressive power-plant isn't available here. European buyers have the option of GM's
latest Family B 1.9L TTiD diesel
engine. The 180hp engine is equipped with a sequential dual turbocharger system that allows for quick response at low speeds and improved power and torque across the board. ABG got to take a short drive in the 9-3 diesel last summer and loved it
. Now AutoSpectator has had a chance to try out the new car
which has a combined rating of 40mpg (U.S.) on the EU cycle.
[Source: AutoSpectator, thanks to Jean-Michel for the tip]