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2013 BMW 3 Series Convertible
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Saab 9-3 Convertible
2012 Saab 9-3 Convertible
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Overview

Engine
3.0-liter Inline-6 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 18 MPG
Hwy: 27 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.1 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
16 gallons
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Trunk Volume
9 ft³
Trunk Volume
12.4 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
3.0-liter Inline-6 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
230 hp @ 6500 rpm
220 hp @ 5300 rpm
Torque
200 lb-ft @ 2750 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

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

Wheels

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

Suspension

Front Suspension
MacPherson Strut
MacPherson Strut
Rear Suspension
5-Link
Independent

Tires

Front Tire
225/45R17
N/A
Rear Tire
225/45R17
N/A

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
21 MPG
25 MPG
City
18 MPG
20 MPG
Highway
27 MPG
33 MPG

Emissions

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

Fuel Tank

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

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
181.9 in
182.9 in
Height
54.5 in
56.6 in
Max Width
71.5 in
70.1 in
Front Width
59.1 in
60 in
Rear Width
59.6 in
59.3 in
Wheelbase
108.7 in
105.3 in
Ground Clearance
5.4 in
N/A

Interior Space

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

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,891 lbs
3,710 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
9 ft³
12.4 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

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

Optional Exterior Colors

  • 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, Leatherette seat trim
  • Cream Beige, Leatherette seat trim
  • Black, Leather-appointed seat trim
  • Parchment, Leather-appointed seat trim

Optional Interior Materials

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

Interior Trim

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

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

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

US NHTSA crash test result

Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

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

Warranty

Warranty Summary

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