Saab releases details of new 9-5

Saab releases details of new 9-5

Saab 9-5 fq

It’s been about a month since a batch of photos of the new 2010 Saab 9-5 firstly showed up online. Now, only three weeks out from the Frankfurt Motor Show, Saab has released further details and a fresh batch of images of its new flagship. With a profile that retains much of Saab’s design language, the new 9-5 sedan moves to General Motors’ new Epsilon II platform along with the Opel Insignia. Using this platform is interesting because Saab is in the middle of separating from GM in favour of Swedish supercar manufacturer Koenigsegg.

All available engines in the 9-5 will be turbocharged, ranging from a 1.6-litre gas four pot to the 2.8-litre V-6 found in the 9-3 Turbo-X. The two engines available from day one will both be 2.0-litre four-cylinders — one petrol, the other diesel.

Drawing on the company’s ‘Born From Jets’ slogan, options for the new 9-5 will include a heads-up display, as well as ‘DriveSense adaptive chassis with real-time damping control,’ three-zone HVAC, and bi-level Xenon headlamps.

The 9-5 will also get a keyless entry/start feature, but in keeping with tradition, the start push button will be between the seats where the ignition key cylinder was traditionally located in older models.

Saab 9-5 fq

It’s been about a month since a batch of photos of the new 2010 Saab 9-5 firstly showed up online. Now, only three weeks out from the Frankfurt Motor Show, Saab has released further details and a fresh batch of images of its new flagship. With a profile that retains much of Saab’s design language, the new 9-5 sedan moves to General Motors’ new Epsilon II platform along with the Opel Insignia. Using this platform is interesting because Saab is in the middle of separating from GM in favour of Swedish supercar manufacturer Koenigsegg.

All available engines in the 9-5 will be turbocharged, ranging from a 1.6-litre gas four pot to the 2.8-litre V-6 found in the 9-3 Turbo-X. The two engines available from day one will both be 2.0-litre four-cylinders — one petrol, the other diesel.

Drawing on the company’s ‘Born From Jets’ slogan, options for the new 9-5 will include a heads-up display, as well as ‘DriveSense adaptive chassis with real-time damping control,’ three-zone HVAC, and bi-level Xenon headlamps.

The 9-5 will also get a keyless entry/start feature, but in keeping with tradition, the start push button will be between the seats where the ignition key cylinder was traditionally located in older models.

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