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New Saab 9-5 Saloon

The all-new
Saab 9-5 saloon has been unveiled, and it will be available with a choice of
three fuels – petrol, diesel and E85 bioethanol – and with diesel power it
offers CO2 emissions as low as 139 g/km.

The public
debut will be at the 2009 Frankfurt International Motor Show and it will go on
sale in 2010.

With styling
inspired by the award-winning Aero X concept car, Saab says that the new 9-5
heralds the introduction of ‘a bold and expressive design language’.

It comes with
an array of high-tech features including an aircraft-inspired head-up
information display (HUD); adaptive headlights (Bi-Xenon Smart Beam); adaptive
cruise control; Saab DriveSense adaptive chassis with real-time damping
control; keyless entry and starting; dual-zone climate control; dynamic parking
assistance, and Saab XWD with eLSD all-wheel-drive system.

The all-turbo
powertrain line-up is the broadest ever offered by Saab, carrying forward
Saab’s rightsizing engine strategy focusing on highly efficient four cylinder
turbo engines. There is a choice of three fuels – petrol, diesel and E85
bioethanol – and with diesel power, the new 9-5 offers CO2 emissions as low as
139 g/km.

“This car is
the start of a new era for our brand,” says Jan-Ĺke Jonsson, Saab Automobile’s
Managing Director. “We have created an advanced and very distinctive product by
leveraging the power of our roots in key areas, such as progressive
Scandinavian design, sporty driving and responsible performance. The new 9-5
delivers in all these respects, as will every future product from Saab.”

At launch,
the four-cylinder diesel comprises a 160 hp, 2.0-litre turbo engine with CO2
emissions of just 139g/km and the 2.0-litre petrol turbo engine develops
220bhp.
A top-of-the-line 2.8 V6
turbo, generating 300hp and 400Nm of torque, is offered exclusively with Saab
XWD.

Shortly after
launch, a 1.6-litre petrol turbo with 180hp will be introduced, together with a
2.0-litre BioPower E85 engine. All transmissions will be six-speed.