Saab 9-3 – Diesel Beast on the Autobahn

Saab Diesel Power

With the on-set of the latest engine management and design technology, diesel engines have even greater scope for enhancement, fuel economy and performance than has ever been possible before. Saab already makes a diesels, but from 2003 it makes a better diesel.

A much better diesel: Fiat’s excellent 1.9 JTD unit, in 120 (8v – TiD) and 150bhp (16v- TiD) and 180BHP (16v – biturbo TTiD) forms. In the next video, you can see the power of the diesel engine on the German motorway (Autobahn – German autobahns have no federally mandated speed limit for some classes of vehicles), at a high cruise speed of 200 km/h (124mph):


  • Germany has a speedlimit on many sections on the Autobahn.
    There is a principal limit since you’re allowed to drive as fast as safety (of other road users) permits on sections with no limit.
    Also, an accident above 130kmh can put you at disadvantage with your insurance company.

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