I work at the UK importers for Saab, trying to figure out which model you went up against is a nightmare, will have been a 9-3 Wagon of some description or another.
some of those new saab motors have some real poke to them.
The new 9-3 what are being rebranded Carlsson, otherwise known as the Aero V6s (after Swedish Rally Driver Erik Carlsson) are a rapid bit of kit V6 turbos. rapid motors.
the new 9-5s have a good V6 turbo in them as well and if you get them with a nice auto box with paddle **** and heads up display they are proper good fun but they are a massive massive car and you can feel the weight of them. you would struggle round town to find a parking space big enough for the dam things. we can't park two back to back in our import compound as they are too big and end up sticking out too far!