Wednesday 25th February 2009
Be Wiser Insurance

Car insurance customers keen to minimise their impact on the environment and cut costs may be impressed by the latest changes made to the Saab 9-3 diesel.

By introducing EcoPower Technology, the manufacturer has been able to reduce fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.

This has been made possible through wider gear ratios, improved wheels and tyres, idle and low engine speed remapping and a longer final drive.

As a result, buyers who choose the version of the car with the 1.9TiD 150hp/110kW engine will find the vehicle is capable of 54.3 mpg and emits 137 g/km of carbon dioxide.

The changes have not affected the model\'s performance when accelerating from zero to 60 mph.

Saab stated the improvements may mean its customers will benefit from reduced taxes as a result of the lower carbon dioxide emissions.

Next week, the manufacturer is due to unveil the 9-3X at the international auto show in Geneva.

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