2010 Saab 9-5 (Video) review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 17 September 2009 , 16:09:55 byDan

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Saab 9-5  (Video)

Saab developed the all-new 9-5 saloon, a model that has a progressive, confident styling and advanced technology. This is actually the fresh alternative choice to the premium saloon segment when it goes on sale in 2010. The all-turbo power-train line-up is the broadest ever offered by Saab, carrying forward the rightsizing engine strategy of Saab focusing on responsible performance through the development of highly efficient 4-cylinder turbo engine. The dynamic character of the car is emphasized by a falling roof-line that culminates in sweeping rear pillars that buttress a slightly recessed rear screen. The overall proportions of the model stretch the traditional three-box saloon silhouette, while avoiding the fastback click of a 4-door coupe look. Inside the spacious cabin, simple forma define the architecture and echo the design purity of the exterior. The choice of materials, the fit and finish and the tactile quality of the controls all reflect the premium character of the 9-5. The ignition of the car, now turned into a Start / Stop button, remains between the front seats, next to the gear shift. Rear passengers can even access their own audio or watch a DVD. The rear seat entertainment unit in the back of the center console accommodates audio controls and folding viewing screens are installed in the backs of the front seats. Also, the carmaker provides wireless headphones for listening and viewing. The carmaker has 30 years experience in turbocharged engines and the all-turbo power-train line-up used in the 9-5 further develops its rightsizing engine strategy. At launch, the 4-cylinder diesel comprises a 160 horsepower 2.0-liter turbo engine and the 2.0-liter petrol turbo engine capable of developing 220 BHP. Top of the line is a 2.8-liter V6 turbo capable of 300 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque as output. This last one is being offered exclusively with Saab XWD.