Saabs from around the World

Fun race day with a pair of Saab’s in Portland

Saab 2.0T

Here is a video with Vitaliy Syulyukov and his friend having a bit of a race between a 2011 Saab 9-3 XWD 2.0T Aero Hirsch with a basic 2008 Saab 9-3 FWD 2.0T sedan.

Vitaliy gotta say it was a pleasure filming thing little video and Credits to hisfriend Dutch for putting it all together and editing. These are two models, the first is the basic LINEAR (Arc) and the Aero XWD with Hirsch accessories, they have the same engines 2.0T with automatic transmissions.

Both Saabs have the same power (at least according to the narrator, i.e., the XWD model is not an additional Hirsch tuned), because of the XWD system the second car is more heavier, but it has reduced slipping:

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As you can see, although we do not know what kind of tires they have and what engine condition they are, both cars have similar performances in the acceleration competition. However, the subjective feeling is that the white Saab still provides a better user experience, primarily because of all of these Hirsch accessories and the XWD system.

Goran Aničić
the authorGoran Aničić
For over 10 years, Goran Aničić has been passionately focused on Saab automobiles and everything related to them. His initial encounter with Saab cars took place back in 2003 when the first Saab 9-3 and sedan version were introduced. At that moment, he was captivated by the car's Scandinavian design logic and top-notch engineering, and everything that followed stemmed from that first encounter. Later on, through his work at the editorial team of the Serbian automotive magazines "Autostart" and later "AutoBild," he had the opportunity to engage more closely with Saab vehicles. In 2008, he tested the latest Saab cars of that time, such as the Saab 9-3 TTiD Aero and Saab 9-3 Turbo X. In 2010, as the sole blogger from the region, he participated in the Saab 9-5ng presentation in Trollhättan, Sweden. Alongside journalists from around the world, he got a firsthand experience of the pinnacle of technological offerings from Saab at that time. Currently, Goran owns two Saabs: a 2008 Saab 9-3 Vector Sportcombi with a manual transmission, and a Saab 9-3 Aero Griffin Sport Sedan from the last generation, which rolled off the production line in Trollhättan in December 2011.

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