Saab 9-5 Sedan (2010)

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Saab 9-5


Sleek, and unmistakably Saab, the all-new 9-5 Sedan signals the dawn of a new era for the brand. With progressive, styling and advanced technology, distinctive new flagship will a fresh, alternative choice to the saloon segment when it on sale in 2010.

The clean, shape embraces the purity of design, and its dramatic wraparound graphic echoes Saab’s heritage. With styling by the award-winning Saab Aero X car and a muscular, low-slung stance, the new 9-5 heralds the introduction of a bold and design language.

The array of features on offer includes: an head-up information display adaptive headlights (Bi-Xenon Beam); adaptive cruise Saab DriveSense adaptive with real-time damping keyless entry and starting; climate control; dynamic assistance, and Saab XWD with the industry-leading all-wheel-drive system.

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

2010 9-5 Sedan

This car is the start of a new era for our says Jan- Åke Saab Automobile’s Managing We have created an advanced and distinctive product by leveraging the of our roots in key areas, such as Scandinavian design, sporty and responsible performance. The new Saab 9-5 in all these respects, as will future product from

Scandinavian Design

‘Forward-looking that doesn’t ignore it’s coming from,’ up the visual appeal of the all-new 9-5 Sedan. We are giving a fresh, modern expression to some of our brand design cues, Simon Padian, Saab Design Chief. We have themes found in our recent cars, such as the Aero X, are inspired by Scandinavian design and our aircraft heritage.

The face of the new 9-5 is defined by a deep grille with curving, ice-block units. The entire glasshouse is as a ‘wraparound’ mono graphic: the windshield and side pillars the cabin Saab’s signature look. In this interplay of the windshield and roof are reminiscent of the Saab 900 model.

Viewed any angle, the all-new Saab 9-5 a strong and powerful stance. The sculpture’ of the low-slung body clean, uncluttered lines natural, curvaceous shapes. design cues are evident in the stick’ belt-line, the strong C-pillars and the fuselage-smooth surfacing of the

The large Saab logo in the centre of the grille characterises the self-confident design language.

The dynamic character is emphasized by a roof-line that culminates in rear pillars that a slightly recessed rear Front wings that are flared to blend into the convey latent energy. that smooth, flat deck, a full-width, ice-block light bar wraps into lighting.

The new 9-5’s overall stretch the traditional three-box silhouette, while avoiding the cliché of a four-door coupé

Driver-focused cabin

Inside the cabin, simple forms the architecture and echo the design of the exterior. Compared to its predecessor, and shoulder width are increased front and rear, with rear legroom. The choice of the fit and finish and the tactile quality of the all reflect the new Saab 9-5’s character.

The driver-focused cockpit is traditional but its execution is pioneering. The deep console sweeps up at a shallow around the driver into the instrument display, which is by a neat ventilation zone. recessed main dials a rolling ‘altimeter’ speed a reference to Saab’s aviation from the Aero X concept.

displays, including the optional display (HUD) in the windscreen, are in signature Saab green and a crisp, floating appearance. The ignition, now a start/stop button, between the front seats, to the gear shift.

Infotainment include a top-of-the-line Harman 5.1 channel surround sound system and an 8-inch colour screen navigation system hard disk storage for map and 10GB for MP3 music files. A centre console provides and connections for several portable through USB and 3.5mm AUX ports a 12V power outlet.

Rear can even access their own or watch a DVD. The rear entertainment unit in the back of the console accommodates audio and folding viewing screens are in the backs of the front seats. headphones are provided for listening and

An array of chassis technology is on delivering a sporty, rewarding experience that belies the 9-5’s size. Saab the industry-leading all-wheel-drive system available on the Saab 9-3 . is offered at with the 2.0-litre turbo and turbo engines with applications due in the future.

Available the range are: adaptive control, with driver selected through Saab Bi-Xenon Smart Beam headlights and adaptive cruise Three different suspension are fitted according to engine and all are available with a sport setting.

Saab has some 30 experience in turbocharging engines and the powertrain line-up in the new Saab 9-5 develops its rightsizing engine At launch, the four-cylinder diesel a 160 hp, 2.0-litre turbo engine CO2 emissions of just 139g/km and the petrol turbo engine 220bhp. A top-of-the-line 2.8 V6 turbo, 300hp and 400Nm of torque, is exclusively with Saab

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

Defined and by Saab as its top-of-the-line contender in the saloon segment, the all-new 9-5 is the technically advanced car ever by the company. It will be built at home plant in Trollhättan, it has been engineered.

The all-new 9-5 makes its public debut at the Frankfurt International Motor Combining head-turning good with cutting-edge driving it’s the start of a new era for Saab.

The new 9-5‘s all-turbo powertrain brings together Saab in turbocharging with state-of-the-art technologies. With Petrol and (E85 compatible) engines more than 100 hp per litre, the new 9-5 Sedan advances Saab’s powertrain strategy. Efficient engines as small as 1.6 litres a fitting start for the engine for Saab’s new premium saloon.

CO2 as low as 139g/km are also on offer Saab’s 2.0 turbo diesel

Petrol (1.6T, 2.0T and

All petrol engines feature management, electronic throttle direct ignition and four per cylinder operated by overhead, chain-driven camshafts. For longevity and turbochargers are water-cooled and use air-to-air to increase intake charge

To give minimal piston and wear characteristics, while benefiting fuel and oil consumption, the walls of the engines are laser-etched for an smooth finish. Under-skirt oil cooling and sodium-filled exhaust are further efficiency measures.

The line-up starts with powerful four-cylinder motor 180 hp/132 kW and excellent torque of 230 Nm all the way 2,200 rpm to 5,500 rpm. It an ‘over boost’ function, raises torque to 266 Nm for up to five on a wide open throttle.

among the most powerful production engines in its displacement this ‘right sized’ gives the new Saab 9-5 strong zero to 62mph in 9.5 seconds, and fuel consumption and CO2 emissions to be 37.1mpg and 179 g/km.

For strength and noise, the cylinder block is in iron. A … cast, aluminum oil pan adds further and noise suppression. Additional include the use of hollow camshafts, for weight and lower reciprocating and a dual-mass flywheel for improved refinement.

A map-based thermostat raises the coolant temperature at low speeds, or under light to help reduce internal friction and also improve consumption.

2.0 Turbo – and BioPower

The performance stakes are with this all-aluminium which is also available as a variant enabling it to run on Petrol E85 fuel (85% bioethanol, 15% in any blends. In both configurations, it peak power of 220 hp/ 162 kW and plentiful of 350 Nm from just 2,500

This engine is offered front wheel drive or the industry-leading all-wheel-drive system. It variable valve timing and injection to further improve consumption, emissions and performance. The have hydraulically operated cam phasers which allow the inlet and exhaust valve to be adjusted independently, according to engine speed and load.

The benefits include; a broader of torque, higher maximum and improved fuel consumption.

injection delivers fuel high pressure directly the combustion chamber during the …. This enables the of air and fuel delivery, allowing scavenging of the combustion chamber to substantially more low-end and reduced engine knocking.

A turbocharger is also used, virtually eliminates turbo lag at low speeds and delivers a throttle comparable to that of a naturally-aspirated Each of the two scrolls on the turbine is fed by a exhaust passage – one cylinders one and four, the other cylinders two and three. Other include: twin counter-rotating shafts for smooth running; a steel crankshaft for added and aluminium pistons to reduce mass.

With front drive, this engine the new Saab 9-5 from zero to in 7.9 seconds, giving projected fuel economy of 33.6mpg and CO2 of 199 g/km.

Available exclusively in specification with XWD and 6-speed transmission, this engine has a 60 angle between the cylinder to give optimum balance for running to match its silky delivery. It delivers 300 hp/ 221 kW and an impressive 400 Nm of between 2,000 and 5,000 giving zero to 62mph in just 6.9 seconds.

Variable valve timing on intake and exhaust sides a near linear delivery of irrespective of engine speed and The single, twin-scroll turbocharger is centrally above the transmission and fed by banks of cylinders. The use of two inlet one for each cylinder bank, the exhaust gas pulses, improving gas reducing energy losses and turbocharger efficiency.

The exhaust are double-skinned with hydroformed steel liners to improve start emissions by minimizing absorption to the manifold. Air injection each exhaust manifold for up to 30 after a cold start helps the central pre-catalyst, upstream of the main catalytic achieve its effective working as early as possible.

The strong, crankshaft runs in four bearings and the steel connecting are sinter forged for extra and durability. The polymer-coated, aluminium and the floating wrist-pins are cooled and lubricated by triple under-skirt oil

2.0 Turbo Diesel

The 16-valve, 2.0 turbo diesel engine 160 hp (118 kW) and 350 Nm of torque and offers CO2 emissions of just 139 g/km, with impressive fuel of 53.3mpg over the combined

It has a cast-iron cylinder block laser-etched cylinder walls and an alloy cylinder head. The overhead camshafts are chain and maintenance-free.

Electronic management the common rail, direct and fuel injection system and a geometry turbocharger is fitted to an excellent low-end throttle

Other refinements include a plastic intake manifold and a flywheel for greater running A maintenance-free exhaust particulate is fitted as standard.

Exterior and Design

Born and bred in the all new Saab 9-5 Sedan is a sleek of the power of simplicity and heralds the of a new, more assertive language for the brand.

We are adopting a new to tell the story of our brand, Saab Brand Design Simon Padian. It gives a very modern expression to of our classic design cues.

The in the new vocabulary come from award-winning Aero X concept revealed in 2006 as a signpost to the of Saab design. Its bold styling, ‘wraparound’ window clean body surfacing and lighting themes are key visual now translated into the powerful of the new 9-5 Sedan. They reflect a inspired by Scandinavian design and a aircraft heritage.

We pushed out the of Saab design with the X concept, says Simon, and the new 9-5 shows how we are bringing this assertive look to our products. It is the step in a new era for Saab design


The face of the new Saab 9-5 is by a deep grille flanked by ‘ice-block’ headlamp units signature LED light guides. The and side windows are presented as a wraparound graphic, the disguised and side pillars giving the of the cabin Saab’s signature look. The proportions of the windshield and are also reminiscent of the ‘peaked look of the classic 900 model.

The large Saab logo, in the centre of the grille, characterises the assertive, self-confident design

The ‘organic sculpture’ of the low-slung blends clean convex and surfaces with natural, forms. With an appearance of shaped by the wind, the bodywork has a fuselage-like quality inspired by aircraft heritage. Wings to the outer edges of the wheels, 17 to in size, energize the looks of the car and add to its purposeful stance.

In Scandinavian the visual impact of the design is by an absence of exterior trim or detailing. All individual elements to the appearance of the design as whole, providing visual distraction or With Scandinavian design we are to simplify forms, says

Things don’t have to be to be interesting. In visual terms, is more.

Such ‘passive’ detail can be seen in the door The mirror casings are black, than body coloured, the mirror unit occupies the visual space as the windows, Simon. We didn’t want any to the wraparound window graphic makes such a bold

Saab brand design can be seen in the ‘hockey stick’ underlined by a simple matt trim, leading into the rear C-pillars.

The car’s character is underlined by a falling and those strong, sweeping pillars which buttress a recessed rear screen. The of the roof and pillars culminate in a flat rear deck. A ice-block rear light echoing the front light adds to the new Saab 9-5’s character.

Saab’s design is evident from that screen, a counterpoint to the wrap windshield at the front. We have the shape of the rear screen of the 900 Saloon, explains Simon. In we’ve probably been bolder with the design at the than the front.

We haven’t had a Saab identity in this before. You can expect to see the light and the way the rear lights wrap it, as a signature feature in future

Viewed from any angle, the all new 9-5 has a distinctive character. We deliberately to avoid the cliché of the coupé for Saloons. We’ve stretched the three-box Saloon proportions but a defined trunk line this is a sports saloon makes a powerful visual

It doesn’t need to look a coupé or a hatchback.

The sleek also contributes to excellent properties. An impressive 0.28 Cd of drag) contributes to reduced consumption and low wind noise. high speed stability is ensured by near zero forces at the front axle and the of down force at the rear, by airflow from the slightly surface of the trunk lid.

Aero variants are visually by unique front and rear mouldings, 19-inch ‘turbine’ wheels, front fog lamps, a sport chassis, bi-xenon and twin exhaust tailpipes into the rear bumper

Driver Focused

The new Saab spacious cabin is characterized by forms that echo the lines of the exterior. The choice of the fit and finish and the tactile quality of the all reflect the new 9-5’s premium

A wheelbase 134 mm longer than of its predecessor has enabled a substantial 58 mm in rear legroom, which that offered by all main Front legroom is also by 11 mm.

The driver-focused cockpit is traditional while its execution is all new. A centre console sweeps up the driver into the main display. It is a new expression of Saab’s cockpit layout, first on the Saab 9000 model and with the Saab 9-5 . The console is now at a much shallower angle, driver ergonomics in the operation of its and view of the display screen.

of form is evident from a zone, with signature ‘joystick’ controls, which across the top of the main instrument This helps clean up the of the front fascia area, Simon. We wanted to eliminate vents in the centre and on the driver’s which would break up the integrated forms we wanted.

The recessed main dials a driver-selectable, rolling ‘altimeter’ read-out, a reference to Saab’s heritage from the Aero X The needles of the dials, the main screen and the optional HUD in the windshield, are all in signature Saab green. The Panel’ button, another Saab feature, allows the to minimize distraction during driving by switching off all the main illumination, except speedometer.

In tradition, the car’s ignition now a start/stop button – between the front seats, to the gear shift and the electric brake, fitted as standard for all The matt aluminium trim the gear shift and start/stop has an ‘organic’ shape with a width and thickness to match the of the surface. This is in harmony ‘free form’ that applied to the exterior, says

It’s a detail that very natural, adding to the quality appeal of the cabin.

subtle details include; the channels in the centre stack that link the main and climate controls. They the shape of Leonardo da Vinci’s Man, a hint at the combination of design and scientific precision in the layout of the cabin. It’s of the logical, zonal groupings for the location of the car’s interior, and lighting controls.

The centre features two storage compartments twin cup-holders and the potential to several portable devices USB and AUX connections alongside a 12V power A useful pull-out storage next to the driver’s door is big to take a number of personal such as a wallet, PDA, and

The rear of the cabin provides accommodation for three adults. In to more leg and shoulder room, it now the option of rear seat via fold-out screens in the front and separate rear climate The 60/40 split, folding includes an arm-rest with cup holders, a storage compartment and a ‘ski hatch’.

Interior and

Each model variant is by a unique cabin ambience, decor trim applied to the instrument panel, centre and behind the door grab

The upper and lower instrument door cappings and decor are available with colour including Jet black, Dark Cocoa and Parchment with metal look décor The seats are upholstered with bolsters and fabric inserts in Jet Black, Parchment or Shark

Top-of-the-line Aero adds a all-leather interior with a Clear Zone finish in the wraparound instrument panel. The of the front fascia and door are in Jet Black with dark, metal decor trim.

equipment includes: a keyless button, electric park six-way adjustable driver and seats, dual zone control, leather steering information display, front squab storage pouches, wheel audio controls, front arm-rest, cruise ambient interior lighting and a audio system with a USB and AUX connection and a graphic information

Aero adds an electric seat, heated front extendable under-thigh support. The is further distinguished by a full information display and an ‘Aero’ flat bottomed sports wheel with a perforated grip.

Technical Highlights

The Saab 9-5 is the most advanced ever, introducing an array of features and benefits that the car and driver closer together, also enhancing the travel for all occupants.

Defined by Saab as the top-of-the-line contender in the premium the new Saab 9-5 has been chiefly in Sweden, where its development has guided and where it will be at Saab’s home plant in

In terms of functionality and the quality of the experience alone, the new 9-5 Sedan is to challenge premium class It will offer a fresh and alternative choice to established leaders.

State-of-the-art technologies are to offer the features customers want. Smart functions from an aircraft inspired, information display (HUD); parking assistance; hard music storage and flexible storage.

This is the most and technically advanced car we have produced, says Mats Head of Technical Development at It is enabled to meet the needs of day motoring and brings together all the and features customers would in a car of this class.

Chassis and technologies are focused on delivering a driving experience. The mechanical layouts, for example, are tailored to the differing performance characteristics of its and drivelines. These can be overlaid by the Saab DriveSense adaptive system which includes time damping control.

Strut and Linked H-arm

Three different suspension are fitted to the Saab 9-5. Variants the 1.6-litre petrol and 2.0-litre engines have a McPherson front and 4-link rear while a Linked H-arm suspension is fitted with the petrol turbo, and XWD variants. variants with the 2.8V6 have a HiPer Strut Performance Strut) front and the Linked H-arm rear

The advanced HiPer Strut driving benefits similar to of a double wishbone layout, but any weight penalty. The inclination and of the kingpin is reduced and the caster of the steering increased. The result: steering quality with a secure driving feel, as as enhanced handling and braking

At the rear, the sophisticated H-arm with isolated sub-frame gives still greater comfort, reduces vibration the cabin and improves roadholding. For H-arm and 4-link rear shear bushings are used in the mountings to the body structure. effectively dissipate vibrations the road, improving ride and noise isolation.

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