2010 Saab 9-5

2010 Saab 9-5
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The new Saab 9-5 Sedan marks an all-new era for Saab. It is not only the first model revealed after the Swedish brand went under Koenigsegg’s ownership, but it also comes with a new design, inspired by both Aero X and Saab heritage. The all-new Saab 9-5 Sedan will make its world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show with sales to start later in model year 2010.

For the new 9-5 sedan, the front is inspired by the Aero-X Concept of a deep grille flanked with curving, ice-block headlamp units. The entire glasshouse is presented as a ‘wraparound’ mono graphic, the disguised windshield and side pillars giving the cabin Saab’s signature cockpit look. Squint slightly and the proportions of the windshield and roof become reminiscent of the classic 900 model.

The car comes with a variety of engine options with the base model having a 1.6-lite engine that can produce up to 180 hp. On the other end of the spectrum, is a 9-5 that comes with a 2.8-liter turbo V6 engine that puts out approximately 300 hp. While engines may differ depending on which version of the car you get, all 9-5 sedans do come with the same six-speed tranny in either stick-shift or semi-automatic.

The interior comes with all the neat trinkets – including a Harman Kardon surround sound audio system that can be configured and controlled through the touch screen display - that befit a car of this stature.

Updated 04/21/2010: Saab today announced the US prices for the new 9-5 sedan set to arrive in U.S. dealer showrooms in July. The 2.8-liter V6 turbo version is priced at $49,990, while for the 2.0-liter turbo variant customers will have to pay less than $40,000 (this version will be added at a later date). The new 9-5 will be offered with: leather-appointed seats and steering wheel, power front seats with memory settings for the driver’s seat and mirrors, automatic dual-zone air conditioning, a cooled glove box, front and rear interior reading lamps, and 12V outlets in the front console and trunk.

UPDATE 06/03/2010: Check out the new commercial released by Saab for the 2010 9-5 by clicking on the picture above.

UPDATE 06/10/2010: Here’s the next commercial in a series of commercials made to show customers the capabilities and active features of the brand’s new flagship sedan. Check out the next commercial after the jump.

Press release after the jump.

 

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The Final Saabs Heading to Auction

As Saab closes up its latest chapter, which included bankruptcy and many months or “We’re sold, wait, no we’re not” turmoil, we were left wondering what happened to the 900 (ish) Saabs that got held up at port whenever the failed car company filed for bankruptcy. Well, now that Saab has been liquidated to the point that only the 900 cars remain, we now have an idea what’s going on with them.

According to reports, all 900 cars will be auctioned off to varying companies and exporters. Only 300 of these leftover Saabs will make their way into dealerships and the dealers have the option to either put them up for sale at a 30- to 50-percent discount and sell them or strip them down for parts. Obviously the most profitable game would be to strip them down, but it may take a while to sell off all of the parts. So we may be in for some super-cheap Saabs hitting what remaining Saab dealers there are.

The majority of the leftover Saabs will be auctioned to exporters and rental companies. So, for an American to snag up one of these Saabs he has to either find a dealership close enough that actually wants more stock on its lot or pick one up after the rental car company is done with it – AKA after it has been thrashed to within an inch of its life. Who buys a used rental car anyways?

According to the inventory report, there are 67 company cars, which include a 1960 Quantum IV and a `70 Sonnett III, over 450 9-5s, 400 9-3 sedans, 60 9-3 wagons, 12 9-3 convertibles and 28 9-4X crossovers.

So thus closes another part of the Saab saga. Now we just have to see what NEVS can do with the bankrupt Swedish automaker.

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2011 Saab 9-5 2.0T Turbo4 by Hirsch Performance

2011 Saab 9-5 2.0T Turbo4 by Hirsch Performance

Shortly after becoming the official supplier for ECU upgrades, aero kits, brakes, exhaust systems, and a few other modifications for Saab models on the US market, Hirsch Performance is getting to work with the beginning of what we’re sure will be a long list of tuning projects for the Swedish automaker. The first project unveiled was the 9-3 models shown at the Chicago Auto Show, and the next is this tuning package provided for the 9-5.

The name for the package comes straight out of the power behind it. Hirsch Performance has taken the 2.0T Turbo4 engine found in the Saab and equipped it with direct injection, a modern twin scroll turbocharger, and improved charge cooling. The result is a total output of 260 HP and a peak torque of 295 lbs-ft. Thanks to the twin scroll technology, the throttle response is also significantly faster. The 40 HP increase is accompanied by a new top speed of 155 mph.

The price for this upgrade is $1350 and can be applied to any of the models with front wheel drive and XWD, manual and automatic transmissions.

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2011 Saab 9-5 SportWagon

2011 Saab 9-5 SportWagon

Saab has unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show a station wagon version of the new 9-5 sedan. The new model will share the same AeroX-inspired exterior look and will feature an extended, falling roof-line which culminates in a steeply raked rear screen flanked by signature Saab wraparound window glazing.

The new SportWagon version will be offered with the same all-turbo petrol and diesel engines the 9-5 sedan version and, XWD all-wheel-drive system and advanced features such as: Saab DriveSense adaptive chassis control and adaptive cruise control starting late 2012.

"The launch of the 9-5 SportWagon is a much-awaited next step in the roll-out of our new product offensive," says Saab Automobile CEO Jan Åke Jonsson. "It will take Saab back into the large estate segment where we have established a strong presence in many key markets with our previous offering."

Sale on the US market will begin later this fall.

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Saab Junkie Renders a New 9-5 Coupe

Saab Junkie Renders a New 9-5 Coupe

AlthoughSaab will most likely not create a coupe version of the new 9-5 saloon anytime soon, the idea has been in the heads of Saab fans for quite awhile. The 9-5 pictured above is the Photoshop-rendered 9-5 coupe done by an anonymous reader of the "Saabsunited" webpage.

What we have to say about the rendering is it is quite good, from a technical stand point. The fact that it was rendered by a presumably amateur artist makes it all the better, but it doesn’t quite make the cut. It looks as if the artist simply cut out a foot or two of the sedan and did nothing more. Its alloys are about five sizes too small and the door’s trim is half rubber, half chrome. Plus the roof-line is practically identical to the awkward looking roof-line of the Nissan R35.

For those who like the design, a 9-5 coupe is not among Saab’s priorities.

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Saab 9-5 CC in development

Saab 9-5 CC in development

The new Saab 9-5 is already on sale and it stands a great chance at becoming a very successful model; after all not everyone can afford to buy a car from Audi, BMW, or Mercedes. It stands an even better chance considering that the Volvo S80 has lost its touch and Cadillac is a brand made more for the American market.

The Saab 9-5 sedan version will soon be joined by a station-wagon version which was something to be expected, but what if Saab also offered the 9-5 in a CC (Combi-Coupe) version? A return of the legendary 5-door Saab 99 from 1978? This will be Saab’s answer to models like the Audi A5/A7 Sportback, the BMW 5-Series GT, and, while we are ticking models off, the Citroën C6. Although an interesting idea, it will not be one that will be made into a production version before 2013-2014.

The Saab 99 Combi Coupe arrived on the US market in 1974. It was powered by a 2.0 liter four-cylinder longitudinally mounted engine that delivered a total of 100 HP and was mated to a four-speed gearbox. The car remained in production until 1978. We can’t wait to see the new version when it hits the floor.

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2010 Saab 9-5 with 335 HP by Hirsch

2010 Saab 9-5 with 335 HP by Hirsch

Hirsch Performance is well known in the automotive industry for their tuning packages for Saab models. And since Saab already has a new model that was just launched - the new 9-5 sedan - Hirsch has already started to work on improving it.

The tuner only revealed details on how the engine’s performances improved, but we expect to see the usual exterior package: carbon fiber aerodynamic components, a bootlid/roof spoiler, honeycomb grill, stainless steel dual exhaust system, and 19" wheels. For the interior the tuner will add new high quality leather and a few sports accessories.

As for the engine, Hirsch is offering an update package for all three engines. The 4-cylinder gasoline has been increased from 220 HP to a total of 260 HP, the 2.0 TiD engine moves from 160hp to 190hp, and the 2.8T V6 moves up from 300hp to 335hp.

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Video: Saab 9-5 sedan goes to the track for a little performance test

Video: Saab 9-5 sedan goes to the track for a little performance test

The upcoming release of the all-new Saab 9-5 sedan is fast approaching and as such, Saab is also gearing up its efforts in promoting the car, complete with a series of videos that are made to show customers the capabilities and active features of the brand’s new flagship sedan, which is also the very first 9-5 to be built under Saab’s new owner, Spyker.

In this particular video, Stefan Runquist, the 9-5 sedan’s Vehicle Dynamics manager, gets behind the wheel of the 9-5 and takes it out for a nice little joyride on a Swedish race track, all while informing and educating all of us with regards to the 9-5’s new features and overall characteristics. This should be a good one to play back, especially if you’ve got your eye on purchasing the new 9-5 sedan as soon as it comes out.

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Video: Crash testing two Saab 9-5 sedans

Video: Crash testing two Saab 9-5 sedans

With Saab’s revival under Spyker now in full-swing, we should at least be expecting the arrival of the next-generation 9-5 sedan in the coming months, but before that happens, Saab is doing its part in breaking down the car and making sure that it’s as safe as any car consumers will drive out on the road.

In this video, we catch Saab performing a head-on crash-test, featuring two of the aforementioned 9-5 sedans plowing head-on to each other. There’s not a lot flash in this video, but there sure is carnage and lots of it. Both cars closed in on each at speeds of 60 kph each and the impact, as you can imagine, completely destroyed the two car’s front ends. While that was to expected, the real measure of the 9-5’s safety was in full force when, as soon as the collision occurred, the airbags immediately inflated throughout the cabin with the passenger cells appearing to have been spared from the crash. In fact, the car remained intact enough that the doors could still be opened and closed despite the car’s mangled state.

From the looks of things, it looks like the new 9-5 sedan is up to par with today’s top safety standards, which isn’t really surprising considering the brand is known for its safety as much as anything else.

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Saab rolls out new 2010 9-5 sedan commercial

Saab rolls out new 2010 9-5 sedan commercial

Saab’s reinvention under Spyker continues to go full steam ahead with a new commercial for the brand’s new flagship sedan, the 2010 9-5. The car, which is expected to make its way to dealerships in the coming months, is already being aggressively hyped by Saab as it aims to, once and for all, turn the corner after a year that saw the company come this close to being axed by General Motors.

Saab hopes that the 2010 9-5 will be the first of many Saab vehicles that will slowly inch its way back into the US market in the foreseeable future. Judging by how we’ve pegged the 2010 9-5, these guys are off to a good and promising start. Let’s all hope that they keep the momentum going from here on out.

As a reminder, the Saab 9-5 comes with a range of engines beginning with a 1.6-liter engine that can produce up to 180 hp and ending with a 2.8-liter turbo V6 engine that puts out approximately 300 hp. All engine choices come with a six speed transmission in a stick-shift or semi-automatic.

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Saab working with Hirsch Performance on go-faster parts

Saab working with Hirsch Performance on go-faster parts

According to Autoblog, Saab is looking at a few performance parts to help raise its standing with automotive enthusiasts, albeit in a limited fashion. Sources inside the Swedish automaker are reporting that the company is looking to upgrade the performance of the 9-3 and the new 9-5. Yet, despite their performance desires, Saab is tied down by an agreement signed with Saab’s previous owner that laid down a chapter-and-verse about what kind of power Saabs should have under the hood.

"We can’t modify these licensed architectures in such a way that it will compete with General Motors products," said the insider to Autoblog.

So, power from the company is out, so Saab is seeking other ways to go about upping performance.

Saab has been in talks with leading European Saab tuner Hirsch Performance AG to develop new dealer-installed performance parts. These performance Saabs would be on sale in North American and other markets. Since Hirsch is not a well-known name, Saab is debating on how to go about marketing these upgrades.

Dealer installed improvements should include ECU upgrades, aero kits, brakes, exhaust systems, and a few other modifications.

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Could this be the 2010 Saab 9-5 Estate?

Could this be the 2010 Saab 9-5 Estate?

Saab’s new 2010 9-5 sedan has been a regular fixture in so many auto shows, we couldn’t even count them anymore. Despite its continued presence, we’ve yet to see the new 9-5’s five-door variant - a 9-5 SportsCombi or a 9-5 Estate, whichever you prefer.

Then, straight from a brochure, or maybe a line-up presentation, comes this image, albeit blurry, of what looks to be the Saab we’ve been waiting quite a while for. While there hasn’t been any announcements from Saab regarding this potential five-door vehicle, we’re still free to speculate, right?

So, we’re speculating that this could very well be the new 9-5 Estate and, should our hunch prove to be right, this ride feeds into our high expectations of the car quite well. We’re just hoping that Saab sheds some light on this matter, even if it’s just a sliver of what we can expect.

Or maybe this is already it, at which we’d like to ask you folks to give your two cents on the car. Neigh or Hey?

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Saab releases online configurator for 2010 9-5 sedan

Saab releases online configurator for 2010 9-5 sedan

It wasn’t too long ago when Saab was perilously close to getting its head chopped off. Now, they’re releasing a new online configurator for the 2010 9-5 sedan. What a difference a change in ownership makes, huh?

The Swedish brand just came out with a configurator on their website for the 9-5 and, while it’s not as extensive as other configurators we’ve played with in the past, it’s still better than having nothing. Nothing being what Saab had at the beginning of the year.

The configurator currently only allows you to tweak colors and the wheels on the car, but the full version of the configurator will be up soon. In the meantime, we’ll have to settle for this, which isn’t really that bad of an alternative, especially if you’re someone who may be interested in scooping one up in the future.

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2010 Saab 9-5

2010 Saab 9-5

The new Saab 9-5 Sedan marks an all-new era for Saab. It is not only the first model revealed after the Swedish brand went under Koenigsegg’s ownership, but it also comes with a new design, inspired by both Aero X and Saab heritage. The all-new Saab 9-5 Sedan will make its world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show with sales to start later in model year 2010.

For the new 9-5 sedan, the front is inspired by the Aero-X Concept of a deep grille flanked with curving, ice-block headlamp units. The entire glasshouse is presented as a ‘wraparound’ mono graphic, the disguised windshield and side pillars giving the cabin Saab’s signature cockpit look. Squint slightly and the proportions of the windshield and roof become reminiscent of the classic 900 model.

The car comes with a variety of engine options with the base model having a 1.6-lite engine that can produce up to 180 hp. On the other end of the spectrum, is a 9-5 that comes with a 2.8-liter turbo V6 engine that puts out approximately 300 hp. While engines may differ depending on which version of the car you get, all 9-5 sedans do come with the same six-speed tranny in either stick-shift or semi-automatic.

The interior comes with all the neat trinkets – including a Harman Kardon surround sound audio system that can be configured and controlled through the touch screen display - that befit a car of this stature.

Updated 04/21/2010: Saab today announced the US prices for the new 9-5 sedan set to arrive in U.S. dealer showrooms in July. The 2.8-liter V6 turbo version is priced at $49,990, while for the 2.0-liter turbo variant customers will have to pay less than $40,000 (this version will be added at a later date). The new 9-5 will be offered with: leather-appointed seats and steering wheel, power front seats with memory settings for the driver’s seat and mirrors, automatic dual-zone air conditioning, a cooled glove box, front and rear interior reading lamps, and 12V outlets in the front console and trunk.

UPDATE 06/03/2010: Check out the new commercial released by Saab for the 2010 9-5 by clicking on the picture above.

UPDATE 06/10/2010: Here’s the next commercial in a series of commercials made to show customers the capabilities and active features of the brand’s new flagship sedan. Check out the next commercial after the jump.

Press release after the jump.

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Saab 9-5 SportCombi - first image revealed

Saab 9-5 SportCombi - first image revealed

The Swedish automaker Saab unveiled the new 9-5 sedan earlier this year at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with sales set to begin early in 2010. The all new curvaceous four door will be followed by a more utilitarian station wagon and the first images have just surfaced on the information superhighway. The only thing is that being born from jets, Saab can’t just sit by and let their latest sport wagon be considered a boring old ordinary station wagon. Behold the almighty SportCombi.

Just like the sedan, the 9-5 SportCombi will be offered with a variety of power train options with the base model featuring a 1.6 Liter engine turbocharged four cylinder engine that can produce up to 180 HP. While at the other end of the spectrum, is a 2.8 Liter turbocharged V6 SportCombi that puts down a more masculine 300 HP. No matter which power plant you choose, Saab is offering a six speed manual or semi automatic transmission to mate it to. The new 9-5 SportCombi combines Saab’s latest swept back design theme that evokes speed and power even when sitting still, we just hope that they don’t disappoint.

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GM finds taker for Saab 9-3 and 9-5 sedans in BAIC

GM finds taker for Saab 9-3 and 9-5 sedans in BAIC

Koenigsegg may have dropped the ball with purchasing Saab but at least somebody has stepped up to take the beleaguered car brand out of GM’s hands – at least some of it. Beijing Automotive Industry Holdings Co. Ltd has bought the intellectual rights for Saab’s 9-3 and 9-5 sedans, in addition to a number of powertrain technologies.

As part of the new deal, BAIC will be manufacturing the 9-3 and 9-5 sedans in China with Saab supplying invaluable knowledge and resource to BAIC as the company begins to improve its future line-up of cars. According to Jan Åke Jonsson, the managing director of Saab Automobile, the sale of the 9-3 and 9-5 sedans to BAIC is a step in the right direction for both companies. "We have developed a good relationship with BAIC and look forward to working with them to integrate this Saab technology into their future vehicles," he said.

Despite the sale of the 9-3 and 9-5 sedans to BAIC, General Motors is still pushing through with selling the entire brand to a number of potential suitors, the most notable of which has become Spyker.

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Video: SAAB unveils the new 9-5 at the 2009 South Florida International Auto Show

Video: SAAB unveils the new 9-5 at the 2009 South Florida International Auto Show

Now under control of the Swedish super car manufacturer Koenigsegg, SAAB is currently enjoying a bit of a revitalization and in doing so took the wraps off of their latest generation 9-5 sedan at the 2009 Miami Auto Show. Although the new car made it’s international debut in Frankfurt, this 9-5 is still new to North America and the South Florida Show marks the car’s first appearance here in the U.S. The nose of the new 9-5 sedan is inspired by the Aero-X Concept featuring a deep grille flanked with curving, ice-block headlamp units. The entire greenhouse is presented as a ‘wraparound’ mono graphic, the disguised windshield and side pillars giving the cabin Saab’s signature cockpit look. Squint slightly, and the proportions of the windshield and roof become reminiscent of the classic 900 model. The new car comes with a variety of engine options, however here in the U.S. SAAB expects the 2.8 Liter turbocharged V6 engine that puts out approximately 300 HP to be the big seller.

SAAB 9-5 walk around after the jump.

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Saab reveals 2010 9-5 sedan

Saab reveals 2010 9-5 sedan

We don’t have any new updates regarding the sale of Saab to Koenigsegg but we do know that it hasn’t stopped the former from working tirelessly in developing their latest flagship sedan, the 2010 Saab 9-5.

Now we have news that the 9-5 - turbocharged powertrain and all – has finally been released.

It doesn’t come as any surprise to us that the new 9-5 has somewhat veered away from all other previous 9-5 incarnations and while GM may have still had a hand in the car’s development, the striking changes attributed to the car can be traced back to its new – or incoming – owners.

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Saab is set to unveil the new 9-5 Sedan on August 27

Saab is set to unveil the new 9-5 Sedan on August 27

Apparently, Honda isn’t the only one with a countdown these days.

Saab, which has made the headlines over the past few months because of its impending sale to Koenigsegg, is taking a step back from the business side of the industry to release a countdown towards the unveiling of its new flagship car, the 9-5.

Unlike Honda, which has their own countdown in anticipation of the sneak preview of the still mysterious Accord Crosstour, a lot of us already have a good idea of what the new Saab 9-5 looks like.

As you may recall, a number of photos of the 9-5 sedan have already made its way to the Internet and whether it was an intentional marketing ploy by Saab or a case of pre-emptive photo-leaking, the Swedish-based company is nevertheless pushing through with the car’s official unveiling on – judging by how many days the countdown has left - August 27.

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First official images of the new 9-5 from SAAB

First official images of the new 9-5 from SAAB

We have been talking about the next generation SAAB 9-5 for a while now and the Swedish automaker has finally released a few official images of the new car. So that can mean only one thing, the 9-5’s official debut should take place any day now. The new SAAB 9-5 will be offered with a choice of four or six cylinder power plants that are E85 BioPower capable as well as an alternatively fueled four cylinder diesel engine. The future 9-5 will be built upon the same Epsilon 2 as its European GM cousin, the Opel Insignia, except the Saab will feature the longer wheelbase version.

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Saab stops 9-5 production

Saab stops 9-5 production

The last Saab 9-5 rolled out of the production line, after the company decided there are enough models produced until the launch of the next generation 9-5 in Frankfurt Motor Show.

In 12 years of existence - ever since 1997 - Saab sold 9-5 units. During all this period the car had only one major facelift.

The new Saab 9-5 will be produced at the Opel’s factory in Russelsheim. The new model will share its platform with the Opel Insignia, but we are still waiting for an official statement from Koenigsegg.

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Saab 9-5 spy shots

Saab 9-5 spy shots

Saab has been officially bought by the Swedish company Koenigsegg, but this doesn’t mean that they stopped building the cars they already announced. The 9-5 sedan is one of those. The car will be revealed in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Compared to the previous generation, the new 9-5 will be longer, wider and with more room for passengers. Under thew hood Saab will place a 2.0-litre turbo unit producing 210bhp.

In Europe the Saab 9-5 will also be offered with a 2,8 liter V6 engine, while in America it will go with a 3,8 liter V6 engine. Diesel and hybrid versions are also expected.

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2010 Saab 9-5 rendering

2010 Saab 9-5 rendering

Thank you SAAB for making the word wagon an acceptable term in automotive vernacular, we don’t have to be ashamed about calling the new SAAB 9-5 a cool looking wagon, there is no need to use the term crossover here. These are the first images to hit the web of the next generation of their four door sensation that the Swedish automaker is planning on bringing to the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Thanks to the super car manufacturer Koenigseg, the future SAAB 9-5 should start to appear in showrooms as early as the end of this year, but certainly by 2010. The renderings seen here make the Frankfurt show car look very similar to afour door Audi A5, with that sportback notch at the back of the sedan. The wagon has a roofline that looks very similar to a Nissan GT-R.

The Swedish automaker will offer the new 9-5 with a choice of four and six cylinder power plants that are E85 BioPower capable as well as an alternatively fueled four cylinder diesel. The future 9-5 will be built upon the same Epsilon 2 as its European GM cousin, the Opel Insignia, except the Saab will use the long wheelbase frame.

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Saab's sale to Koenigsegg expected to be finalized soon

Saab’s sale to Koenigsegg expected to be finalized soon

Struggling to make ends meet, it looked as if it was only a matter of time before Saab would have crumbled under the mounting debts it had incurred over the past couple of years. Fortunately for them, there’s finally a sliver of light at the end of the tunnel.

On the heels of reports that said that Saab was on the market for anyone willing to take a stab at restoring the company to its glory days, it appears that someone has taken up that challenge. Swedish supercar makers Koenigsigg, together with a group of Norwegian investors, has ironed out a lot of the details involved in the company’s imminent purchase of Saab. While there are still a few kinks left to iron out, it’s becoming more and more apparent that Saab has found new life under the Koenigsigg brand.

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Saab shows off their 2010 9-5 sedan

Saab shows off their 2010 9-5 sedan

The Swedish automaker’s Saab should be happy, despite losing their home at GM; the super car manufacturer Koenigsegg has signed a letter of intent to purchase the orphaned car company with the help of a few Norwegian investors. Imagine going into a showroom and finding a Saab Turbo X sedan sitting next to a 9-7X SUV alongside a Koenigsegg CCX. That will definitely get new car buyers into showrooms, at least for a test sit in the limited edition super car.

The vehicle hiding underneath a form fitting car cover in the showroom of the future Saab Museum in Trollhattan is the 2010 9-5 sedan. One of the benefits of the tightly wrapped display is that you can see the Saab Aero-X inspired headlights and grill sticking through, but not as good of a view as you will this September get when the next 9-5 makes its world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

The 2010 9-5 will be built on the same Epsilon 2 platform as its European GM cousin, the Opel Insignia, except the Saab will stretch the wheelbase just a little bit. It has been said that the car company that was born from jets will offer two different types of suspension for the 2010 car. Standard and premium; as well as an optional four-wheel drive layout and a series of engines ranging from an alternatively fueled economic four cylinder diesel to a high performance 2.8 Liter turbocharged V6. No matter which variation you choose, the next 9-5 should be as fun to drive as ever, especially if they get an injection of attitude from the Swedish super car manufacturer.

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Saab 9-5 rendering

Saab 9-5 rendering

The Swedish automaker Saab, will finally unveil the new 9-5 sedan at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show in September. The four door model will soon be followed by a wagon version for the spring of 2010. The future also holds a 9-4X SUV, a vehicle aimed directly at competing with other compact crossovers like the BMW X3 and Audi Q5.

The future 9-5 will be built on the same Epsilon 2 as its European GM cousin, the Opel Insignia, except the Saab will get a stretched wheelbase. Word on the street is that the car company that was born from jets will offer two different types of suspension, standard and premium, as well as optional four-wheel drive and a series of engines ranging from an economic four cylinder diesel to a high performance 2.8 Liter turbocharged V6.

What we need to ask ourselves here in America is, how will the elimination of non essential GM brands here in the U.S. affect the automotive conglomerate’s new car lineups around the world. Could this beautiful 9-5 face an early grave due to the cutbacks here on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean?

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2009 Saab 9-5 Griffin Edition

2009 Saab 9-5 Griffin Edition

Okay Saab, we get it: You’re proud of your aircraft heritage. Now its time to make cars you can be proud of, not just cars celebrating airplanes. Until then, Saab’s big unveil for the Detroit Auto Show will be the 9-5 Griffin Edition, named after Saab’s new Gripen fighter aircraft.

So if it was built to celebrate a fast and maneuverable aircraft, then the car must have engine and suspension upgrades, right? WRONG. The 9-5 Griffen comes with the standard 260 hp 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine from the regular car. It’s a fine engine, but its no jet fighter.

Instead the 9-5 Griffen goes for luxury add-ons such as a matte chrome for the front grille, unique 17-inch alloy wheels, and rear spoilers for the sedan and wagon. The interior gets high-gloss interior trim (isn’t that something GM has been trying to stop doing?) as well as some special stitching.

If this gets you excited, then grab $42,775 for the sedan ($44,045 for the wagon), and head on down to your Saab dealer this January. The line forms wherever you’re standing.

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2010 Saab 9-5 sketches

2010 Saab 9-5 sketches

Saab revealed a new sketch of the 2010 9-5, a model that will is supposed to "wow the Saab community," according to Saab General Manager, Steve Shannon. The car will make its world debut next year at the Geneva Motor Show with sales to begin later in the year.

With design inspired by the Aero-X Concept, the future 9-5 will be a four-door coupe model (around 193 inches in length) and feature a new heads-up instrument display.

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2010 Saab 9-5 renderings

2010 Saab 9-5 renderings

Auto Motor Und Sport revealed the first rendering of the future 9-5, and we might say it looks pretty good, much better compared to the current generation.

With design inspired by the Aero-X Concept, the future 9-5 will be a four-door coupe model, with a length of 4.9 meters and a head-up display making it onto the equipment list.

Official debut will be made next year at the Geneva Motor Show.

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New Saab 9-5 to be unveiled at the 2009 Geneva Show

New Saab 9-5 to be unveiled at the 2009 Geneva Show

Saab announced that the next generation 9-5 will be unveiled next year at the Geneva Motor Show. The cars were presented last in the GMNext conference were almost 6000 people joined.

Unfortunately the 9-5’s weren’t real cars but dummies without engines and real suspension, so the cars had to be pulled in with ropes.

Next to it GM also presented the new 9-4x, the final version (even better looking than the concept, more European) and a 9-3 CrossRoad kind of car, something like the Audi A6 Allroad or the Volvo V70 CrossCountry.

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2008 Saab 9-5 Turbo Edition

2008 Saab 9-5 Turbo Edition

Swedish car manufacturer Saab has announced the launch of a new Special Edition of its 9-5 model, set to be the best value premium car on the market.

The new model, called the 9-5 Turbo Edition, features a number of added extras as standard combined with an even more attractive list price, making it an outstanding proposition to prospective customers. It makes use of Saab’s fuel efficient turbocharged engine range, giving drivers the benefits of a larger engine without the usual drawbacks of extra weight, bulk and higher fuel consumption. There are two specifications available – the 9-5 Turbo Edition and the top-of-the range 9-5 Aero Turbo Edition.

The 9-5 Turbo Edition is offered with a choice of three engines – the entry-level 2.0t, the high power 2.3t and the economical 1.9 TiD diesel. New standard features include 17 inch, five spoke alloy wheels, leather sport seats heated both front and rear, electric driver’s seat, and headlight washers. Available in both Saloon and Estate bodystyles, and with manual or automatic transmission, prices for the 9-5 Turbo Edition start at just £19,995.

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Redesigned Saab 9-5 to be unveiled at Paris Motor Show

Redesigned Saab 9-5 to be unveiled at Paris Motor Show

Despite its deep restyling two years ago the Saab 9-5 is still not a successful model. Fortunately, a new restyling is coming soon.

At a conference with distributors, Steve Shannon announced that a new 9-5 will be presented at an international auto show by the end of the year. This means that we might seen the 9-5 in October at the Paris Motor Show.

The new 9-5 will get its design inspired by the Saab Aero-X Concept, it will get more powerful engines with the top of the range up to 350 hp. It will also grow in length and will feature firmer suspension, improved steering, and better electronics.

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2008 Saab 9-5 Nordic Edition

2008 Saab 9-5 Nordic Edition

Saab is celebrating its Scandinavian roots by adding an enhanced value Nordic Edition to the Saab 9-5 Sedan and SportCombi range for Model Year 2008.

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2007 Saab 9-5

2007 Saab 9-5

The Saab 9-5 Sedan and SportCombi range is a clear expression of the sporty and multi-dynamic appeal of the Saab brand. Distinctive styling and strong turbocharged performance are combined with outstanding ride comfort, responsive handling and class-leading levels of safety.
Positioned in the upper medium segment of the premium car sector, the Saab 9-5 range provides a more individual, self-expressive choice in a marketplace crowded with more commonplace competitors, such as the BMW (...)

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2007 Saab BioPower goes Rinspeed

2007 Saab BioPower goes Rinspeed

Non-polluting driving is this year the principal topic at the Geneva Motor Show. In cooperation with Rinspeed, Saab will be showing with the "9-5 BioPower Rinspeed" how vision and reality can harmonize. The model is equipped with a Bioethanol-engine and demonstrates that already today is possible to reduced CO2 without giving up the pleasure of driving.
The latest climate report a clear change: humans by their collective behavior are primary contributors to global warming. The (...)

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A new Saab for free for a million miles

A new Saab for free for a million miles

Convinced of the jet-like performance and endurance of its products, Saab Automobile USA is announcing that it will offer a free new Saab to any U.S. customer who covers the distance of one million miles (or more) in a Saab that he or she originally purchased new.

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2007 Saab Diamond Anniversary

2007 Saab Diamond Anniversary

Saab, the Swedish-born automaker that got its wings from aviation, is celebrating its diamond anniversary in 2007 by introducing two special models that are sure to fly out of dealer showrooms – 60th Anniversary Editions of its 9-5 and 9-3 models.

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Saab 9-5 BioPower

Saab 9-5 BioPower

Saab are out in front again in the eco car stakes.

Saab 9-5 running on a bio fuel, can this car really be high performance vehicle?

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2009 SAAB 9-5

2009 SAAB 9-5

The Aero X concept presented by SAAB recently has been highly appreciated and is said to represent the new design direction of the Swedish manufacturer. One of the first vehicles to benefit from a “transplant of the design” from the Aero X will be the next generation SAAB 9-5. Benefiting from the flagship status, the new 9-5 will get a special development care and will carry the mission of making SAAB profitable again. A first encounter with the new 9-5 is expected not sooner than 2008.

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2007 Saab 9-5 BioPower

2007 Saab 9-5 BioPower

Saab leads the premium segment in offering a model fuelled by bioethanol, an eco-friendly renewable energy source. The Saab 9-5 2.0t BioPower is not only kinder to the environment, it also produces more power and performance than its gasoline equivalent.

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2006 Saab 9-5 Wagon

2006 Saab 9-5 Wagon

The new 2006 Saab 9-5 Sport Wagon has unprecedented style and pattern. The car possesses attractive features, price and outstanding all-wheel-drive. The cargo area of the Saab Sport Wagon is versatile and voluminous enough to handle almost any load you need to haul, and measures to keep the load securely in place. We are especially pleased to present this 2006 Saab Sport Wagon review for your information and assistance.

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1995 Saab 9-5 Se Wagon

1995 Saab 9-5 Se Wagon

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1999 Saab 9-5 Sedan

1999 Saab 9-5 Sedan

Long celebrated as the car company that enjoyed breaking the mold - two-stroke engines and front-wheel drive, not to mention ignition switches on the floor - Saab now has cars that may seem mainstream. That is, until you look below the surface.

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2002 - 2003 Saab 9-5 Aero Wagon

2002 - 2003 Saab 9-5 Aero Wagon

The Saab 9-5 comes as a sedan and station wagon. It was revised for 2002 and offers plenty of utility, safety and comfortably fast driving over all sorts of roads. However, the 9-5 has Saab’s oldest design and is not as refined as some competitors. On the other hand, it doesn’t feel especially dated. It looks sleek and is very fast.

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2002 - 2003 Saab 9-5 Aero

2002 - 2003 Saab 9-5 Aero

The Saab 9-5 comes as a sedan and station wagon. It was revised for 2002 and offers plenty of utility, safety and comfortably fast driving over all sorts of roads. However, the 9-5 has Saab’s oldest design and is not as refined as some competitors. On the other hand, it doesn’t feel especially dated. It looks sleek and is very fast.

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1999 Saab 9-5 Griffin

1999 Saab 9-5 Griffin

Part eagle, part lion, the Griffin symbolises vigilance and strength. The new Saab 9-5 Griffin is the most elegant, luxurious and superbly engineered car of the Saab fleet. The inspiration behind its design comes from our desire to create a car that sets new standards for luxury and performance while at the same time retaining our traditional values of integrity and safety.

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