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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The Performance Car

The Saab 9-5 Griffin encapsulates the passion and dedication of Saab engineers and designers. It’s powered by the latest Saab 3.0-litre V6 turbo engine. The asymmetric turbocharger is a Saab innovation. It’s driven by the exhaust of three cylinders yet supplies all six with supercharged air, giving you all the power you need, when you need it. The Griffin is a car that thinks, incorporating our very own computerised engine management system, the Saab Trionic. It works by constantly monitoring performance and, when necessary, making adjustments within a split second. The seventh generation Trionic in the Griffin now controls throttle as well as ignition. This provides instant power while significantly reducing fuel consumption and exhaust emissions.

The Luxury Car

The finer details make driving the Griffin a truly prestigious and relaxing experience. The Griffin is the first car in the world to feature front seats that are power-ventilated and electrically heated to make you as comfortable as possible in any climate. The audio system’s crisp sound is boosted by a 200W, nine speaker Harman Kardon CD system. The Griffin even has a refrigerated glove compartment to keep its contents chilled when required.

The aircraft-inspired dash, now a hallmark of all Saabs, has every command positioned for ease of use and minimal distraction from the road ahead. The feature of woodgrain adds further to the Griffin’s refinement. The entire ’cockpit’ area has been designed to ensure the interaction of data between driver and machine is unobtrusive, yet easy to acquire. The Griffin’s interior delivers a sensation of Scandinavian refinement. Leather and wood create an environment that is welcoming, but like all Saabs is free of chaos. This car adds an innovative spirit to our fine design heritage. One drive and you will understand.

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