The chassis jounces up and down a noticeable amount. It looks sleek and is very fast. BodyTypeFilter selectedBodyTypeGroupIdList, bodyTypeGroupIdToNameMap, null ; bodyTypeFilter. Without the exhaust and sports cat this power figure will be nearer to 275bhp on a more modest remap. A 5-speed automatic transmission is optional, plus you also get ventilated leather upholstery, heated rear seats and an upscale sound system. Then there is the 3. The Aero has the hottest engine, stronger brakes, special suspension with ultra-wide high-performance tires on light alloy wheels and bolstered front sport seats.
However, the console-mounted power window switches would be more convenient if placed on the front doors. Zero to 60 times does not guarantee the accuracy of any of the Saab 0-60 mph times. For 2003, the Sentronic manual-shifting feature comes standard with all automatics. EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter. See our article on for details of the issue around large bore exhausts and how to choose the right size for your engine. For more information on Tuning your car please join us in our where you can discuss 9-5 options in more detail with our 9-5 owners. Bookmark us and keep checking back for Saab cars 0-60 mph updates, since we constantly upload new 0 to 60 mph and quarter mile statistics.
Fit a performance clutch double or triple plate to avoid power losses through the transmission if the clutch does start to slip after a performance mod. Adding forced induction will usually require a lower compression ratio or water injection. For its part, the Aero feels firm over quick, light bumps. Brakes on the Aero were upgraded in 2002. We prefer the Normal mode, letting the responsive five-speed automatic do its thing. The rear discs were made larger and were vented for improved cooling during hard braking.
Before you start doing engine mods you have to get the breathing right and remove any restrictions in the system that could inhibit air flow. Saab extensively reworked the chassis and suspension of all three models last year for sharper handling and steering response. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager. We found the five-speed automatic transmission very responsive, downshifting smoothly to the appropriate gear without wasting time. There is plenty of room for four tall adults who sit upright in the quiet, upscale interior. The best car tuning modifications for the 9-5. The power gains on the Diesel engines start to make petrol ownership irrelevant.
The Michelin Pilot tires on our 9-5 Aero were superb, quiet, yet responsive for handling and threshold braking. Adding forced induction will see big power gains but this is usually too expensive to be cost effective. It allows the driver to maintain steering control when jamming on the brakes, while stopping the car in the shortest possible distance. Read through our to see what the benefits of each mod are and please join the chat in our new. However, a 5-speed manual gearbox with a rather rubbery shifter is standard. For this reason we would advise sticking to a maximum wheel size of 16 inches, although we know some of our members have gone larger than this with no problems.
We noticed a slight amount of road vibration coming through the steering wheel of the Aero at low speeds, but this allows the driver to better read changing road surfaces. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. Induction kits sound great with the induction roar they create but due to the warm air in the engine bay they will not add noticable power and actually rob you of power. Saabs with manual transmissions have to be shifted into reverse before you can pull the key out. Saab tested the system extensively in the slippery Scandinavian Arctic and at very high speeds at the Hockenheim racing circuit in Germany. SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557407651786 ; listingsSearchManager.
It is worth noting that the recent 52 plate model cannot be remapped so earlier cars are better. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. As a result, the 9-5 offers a great degree of control and driver confidence while still providing excellent feedback. FuelTypeFilter selectedFuelTypeList, null ; fuelTypeFilter. With a turbo the boost curve is related exponentially to the engine speed making it hard to map.
A good high performance sports exhaust is an essential to balance your engines need for free flowing air, just adding an induction kit on it's own will do little to increase your power. NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter. It helps drivers maintain control by selectively applying the brakes to individual wheels to correct a skid. It is not easy locating performance parts or remaps for the 3. Our car specs website is considered by many, to be the most easy-to-find directory for car statistics including classic cars, hybrid cars, luxury cars, muscle cars, sports cars and more! The following modifications are usually performed by our members, decide how far you want to go before you begin. One of the best value mods around has to be a remap for a modern diesel. We found it made the shifting abrupt and less willing, however.