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Audi S4 Convertible
2009 Audi S4 Convertible
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$57,125
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BMW 3 Series Convertible
2013 BMW 3 Series Convertible
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$47,900
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Saab 9-3 Convertible
2012 Saab 9-3 Convertible
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$39,490
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Overview

Engine
4.2L V8 Gas
Engine
3.0L Inline-6 Gas
Engine
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 13 MPG
Hwy: 19 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 18 MPG
Hwy: 27 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.1 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
16 gallons
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Trunk Volume
8.9 ft³
Trunk Volume
9 ft³
Trunk Volume
12.4 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
4.2L V8 Gas
3.0L Inline-6 Gas
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
340 hp @ 7000 rpm
230 hp @ 6500 rpm
220 hp @ 5300 rpm
Torque
302 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
200 lb-ft @ 2750 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
6-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
4,211 lbs
3,891 lbs
3,710 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
15 MPG
21 MPG
25 MPG
City
13 MPG
18 MPG
20 MPG
Highway
19 MPG
27 MPG
33 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
N/A
8.7 Tons/yr
7.3 Tons/yr
EPA rating
2
5
N/A

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
16.6 gallons
16.1 gallons
16 gallons
Cruising Range City
215.8 miles
289.8 miles
320 miles
Cruising Range Highway
315.4 miles
434.7 miles
528 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
180 in
181.9 in
182.9 in
Height
54.8 in
54.5 in
56.6 in
Max Width
70 in
71.5 in
70.1 in
Front Width
59.8 in
59.1 in
60 in
Rear Width
59.9 in
59.6 in
59.3 in
Wheelbase
104.5 in
108.7 in
105.3 in
Ground Clearance
4 in
5.4 in
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
4 seater
4 seater
4 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.3 in
42 in
41.5 in
Front Seat Headroom
38 in
38 in
38 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
53 in
55.3 in
56 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
32.4 in
32 in
31.9 in
Rear Seat Headroom
32.4 in
36.5 in
37 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
45.1 in
49.3 in
44.7 in

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
8.9 ft³
9 ft³
12.4 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter
37.7 ft
36.1 ft
N/A

Wheels

Wheels Type
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
N/A
Front Wheel Size
18" x 8.0"
17" x 8.0"
17" x 7.5"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 8.0"
17" x 8.0"
17" x 7.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
4-Link,
MacPherson Strut
MacPherson Strut
Rear Suspension
Trapezoidal Link,
5-Link
Independent

Tires

Front Tire
P235/40ZR18
225/45R17
N/A
Rear Tire
P235/40ZR18
225/45R17
N/A
Spare Tire
P235/40ZR18
N/A
N/A

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

N/A
  • Alpine White
  • Crimson Red
  • Jet Black
N/A

Optional Exterior Colors

N/A
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Deep Sea Blue Metallic
  • Le Mans Blue Metallic, (REQ: ZMP M Sport Pkg)
  • Liquid Blue Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Orion Silver Metallic
  • Space Gray Metallic
  • Titanium Silver Metallic
  • Vermilion Red Metallic
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Premium leather sport seats
  • Crimson Red, Premium leather sport seats
  • Silver, Premium leather sport seats
  • Black, Leatherette seat trim
  • Cream Beige, Leatherette seat trim
  • Black, Leather-appointed seat trim
  • Parchment, Leather-appointed seat trim

Optional Interior Materials

N/A
  • Black, Dakota leather seat trim
  • Coral Red/Black, Dakota leather seat trim
  • Cream Beige, Dakota leather seat trim
  • Gray, Dakota leather seat trim
  • Oyster/Black, Dakota leather seat trim
  • Saddle Brown, Dakota leather seat trim
N/A

Features and Options

Infotainment

Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Not Available
Optional
Premium Sound System
Optional
Not Available
Optional
Satellite Radio
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Not Available
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Not Available
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard

Comfort

Navigation System
Optional
Not Available
Optional
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Not Available
Standard
A/C
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Climate Control
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Heated Rear Seat(s)
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Seat Memory
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Not Available
Optional
Navigation from Telematics
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Telematics
Not Available
Not Available
Optional

Safety

Safety Features

Rear Parking Aid
Optional
Not Available
Optional
ABS
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Stability Control
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Not Available
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Rollover Rating
N/A
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
N/A
Corrosion
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
N/A
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
N/A
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
N/A
Maintenance
N/A
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
N/A
Roadside Assistance Note
N/A
Assist Safety Plan
N/A
Warranty Note
N/A
N/A
Saab Cars North America suspended warranties on all models on December 19, 2011.
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