This year, Swedish automaker Saab celebrates its diamond anniversary. And to commemorate such important event, the Swedish automaker has offered 60th Anniversary Editions of its 9-3 and 9-5 models for the 2007 model year which are already distributed at various dealerships. The 9-3 special editions are available in sedan, wagon (SportCombi), and convertible body styles that get their foundation on the base 2.0T trim. The 9-3 Saab editions are powered by a 2.0-liter 210 horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder mated to a standard six-speed manual or an optional five-speed automatic.
The Swedish automaker wants to make value of an important part of the 9-3 equation and to accomplish this, the Aero models which are powered by a 2.8 liter turbo V6 with a price of $33,545 were ruled out. Replacing them were the 9-3 Anniversary Editions that are equipped with new five-spoke 17 inch alloy wheels, dark walnut trim, black floor mats with grey binding, premium audio with XM Satellite Radio and a six-disc changer, dual-power front seats, front fog lamps, and black leather sport seats with grey inserts complete with SAAB embossments. In addition, the 9-3 sedan and convertible will get a top-of-the-line GM bumper plus a body-color trunk lid spoiler. The base prices for the 9-3 Anniversary Editions are $28,820 for the sedan, $40,065 for the convertible and $30,065 for the wagon.
The 9-5 Anniversary Editions are available in sedan and wagon body styles. And if for the 9-3 Anniversary Editions, Saab ruled out its Aero models for the 9-5 it’s entirely the opposite since the automaker decided to start with the Aero premium versions which are equipped with a sport-tuned suspension, metallic interior trim, leather sport seats, plus a complimentary two-day package at the Saab Aero Academy at the Road Atlanta race course.
The 9-5 Anniversary Editions is packed with all the features found on the 9-3 Editions plus more since it has a Visibility Package consisting of Saab parking Assistance, xenon headlamps, auto dimming outside mirrors, and rain-sensing wipers. The SportCombi models also get a chrome aircraft-shaped handle in the cargo floor and chrome roof rails that are offered as an option. It is powered by a 2.3 liter 260 horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder that can be paired with a five-speed manual or a five-speed automatic. The 9-5 Anniversary Edition sedan has a retail price of $38,130 while the SportCombi is priced at $39,130.
All the Anniversary Editions Saabs are available in special Ice Blue Metallic exterior finish or customers may choose from the other six metallic exterior colors available at no extra charge. Aside from all the remarkable features that the 60th Anniversary Editions possess, Saab’s outstanding safety features, complimentary maintenance for 3 years or 36,000 miles, and GM’s stellar 5 year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty makes the Anniversary Saab Editions a must-have.