Saab claims several pluses for its asymmetric-turbocharged DOHC V-6 fitted to the 9-5 front-drive sedan and makes no apologies for the modest 200 hp output of its new 3L engine. “Our main focus was torque in the mid-range rev band generally used by most of our customers, not sporty performance,” says Per-Inge Larsson, one of the development engineers. Maximum torque of 299 ft.-lbs. (405 Nm) is held from 2,100 to 4,200 rpm, he explains, a 15% gain over Saab's former naturally aspirated 3L ...
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