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Body style: Hatchback
Segment: Medium

The station-wagon bodywork has different names, depending on the manufacturer.

If Audi chose the name Avant and Mercedes-Benz T-Model, the Swedish car-maker chose the SportCombi.

Saab 9-5 was the largest model offered by the Swedish company. Since it was owned by GM, it had to fit somehow on the market to not interfere with other products made by the same group. The 9-5 was built on the same platform with the Opel/Vauxhall Vectra and Saturn L-Series. It was launched in 1997 as a sedan and, a year later, the station-wagon version was introduced to the market.

Up to the B-pillar, the car was the same as its sedan sibling. Things got different after that, with an extended roof-line and a roof spoiler over the tailgate. The car featured some interesting ideas, such as the tailgate-mounted lights to see around the loading area or to be seen from behind by an oncoming vehicle. It is well known that Saab was very concerned about safety. The Swedish company was the first car-maker in the world to introduce standard seatbelts in 1958.

Inside, the only change when compared to the sedan version was the rear bench, which could fold flat to extend the trunk area.

For the engine, the Swedish car-maker installed some of the engines installed in the sedan version. It also came equipped with an option for a five-speed automatic gearbox. The 5-speed manual was standard.

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SAAB 9-5 SportCombi 1998 - 2001
  9 gasoline engines
  • 2.0 T 4AT (150 HP)
  • 2.0 T 5MT (150 HP)
  • 2.3 T 4AT (170 HP)
  • 2.3 T 4AT (185 HP)
  • 2.3 T 5MT (170 HP)
  • 2.3 T 5MT (185 HP)
  • 2.3 T Aero 4AT (230 HP)
  • 2.3 T Aero 5MT (230 HP)
  • 3.0L V6 4AT (200 HP)

SAAB 9-5 SportCombi 2.0 T 4AT (150 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0 T 4AT (150 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1985 cm3
Power
110.3 KW @ 5500 RPM
150 HP @ 5500 RPM
148 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
177 lb-ft @ 1800 RPM
240 Nm @ 1800 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
18.5 gallons (70.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
127 mph (204 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
12.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/65VR15
DIMENSIONS
Length
189.3 in (4808 mm)
Width
70.6 in (1793 mm)
Height
58.9 in (1496 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.9/59.9 in (1,521/1,521 mm)
Wheelbase
106.4 in (2703 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.5 in (165 mm)
Cargo Volume
14.7 cuFT (416 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.29
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3494 lbs (1585 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4762 lbs (2160 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
15 mpg US (15.7 L/100Km)
Highway
29.8 mpg US (7.9 L/100Km)
Combined
21.8 mpg US (10.8 L/100Km)

SAAB 9-5 SportCombi 2.0 T 5MT (150 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0 T 5MT (150 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1985 cm3
Power
110.3 KW @ 5500 RPM
150 HP @ 5500 RPM
148 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
177 lb-ft @ 1800 RPM
240 Nm @ 1800 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
18.5 gallons (70.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
130 mph (209 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/65VR15
DIMENSIONS
Length
189.3 in (4808 mm)
Width
70.6 in (1793 mm)
Height
58.9 in (1496 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.9/59.9 in (1,521/1,521 mm)
Wheelbase
106.4 in (2703 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.5 in (165 mm)
Cargo Volume
14.7 cuFT (416 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.29
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3439 lbs (1560 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4696 lbs (2130 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
17.7 mpg US (13.3 L/100Km)
Highway
33.6 mpg US (7 L/100Km)
Combined
25.3 mpg US (9.3 L/100Km)

SAAB 9-5 SportCombi 2.3 T 4AT (170 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.3 T 4AT (170 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2290 cm3
Power
125 KW @ 5500 RPM
170 HP @ 5500 RPM
168 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
207 lb-ft @ 1800 RPM
280 Nm @ 1800 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
18.5 gallons (70.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
137 mph (220 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
9.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/65VR15
DIMENSIONS
Length
189.3 in (4808 mm)
Width
70.6 in (1793 mm)
Height
58.9 in (1496 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.9/59.9 in (1,521/1,521 mm)
Wheelbase
106.4 in (2703 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.5 in (165 mm)
Cargo Volume
14.7 cuFT (416 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.29
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3583 lbs (1625 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4784 lbs (2170 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
15.8 mpg US (14.9 L/100Km)
Highway
30.5 mpg US (7.7 L/100Km)
Combined
22.6 mpg US (10.4 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
248 g/km

SAAB 9-5 SportCombi 2.3 T 4AT (185 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.3 T 4AT (185 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2290 cm3
Power
136.1 KW @ 5500 RPM
185 HP @ 5500 RPM
183 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
207 lb-ft @ 1800 RPM
280 Nm @ 1800 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
18.5 gallons (70.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
134 mph (216 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.3 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/65VR15
DIMENSIONS
Length
189.3 in (4808 mm)
Width
70.6 in (1793 mm)
Height
58.9 in (1496 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.9/59.9 in (1,521/1,521 mm)
Wheelbase
106.4 in (2703 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.5 in (165 mm)
Cargo Volume
14.7 cuFT (416 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.29
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3494 lbs (1585 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4762 lbs (2160 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
15.2 mpg US (15.5 L/100Km)
Highway
29.8 mpg US (7.9 L/100Km)
Combined
22 mpg US (10.7 L/100Km)

SAAB 9-5 SportCombi 2.3 T 5MT (170 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.3 T 5MT (170 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2290 cm3
Power
125 KW @ 5500 RPM
170 HP @ 5500 RPM
168 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
207 lb-ft @ 1800 RPM
280 Nm @ 1800 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
18.5 gallons (70.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
140 mph (225 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
8.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/65VR15
DIMENSIONS
Length
189.3 in (4808 mm)
Width
70.6 in (1793 mm)
Height
58.9 in (1496 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.9/59.9 in (1,521/1,521 mm)
Wheelbase
106.4 in (2703 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.5 in (165 mm)
Cargo Volume
14.7 cuFT (416 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.29
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3583 lbs (1625 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4784 lbs (2170 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
17.3 mpg US (13.6 L/100Km)
Highway
33.1 mpg US (7.1 L/100Km)
Combined
24.8 mpg US (9.5 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
229 g/km

SAAB 9-5 SportCombi 2.3 T 5MT (185 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.3 T 5MT (185 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2290 cm3
Power
136.1 KW @ 5500 RPM
185 HP @ 5500 RPM
183 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
207 lb-ft @ 1800 RPM
280 Nm @ 1800 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
18.5 gallons (70.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
137 mph (220 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
9.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/65VR15
DIMENSIONS
Length
189.3 in (4808 mm)
Width
70.6 in (1793 mm)
Height
58.9 in (1496 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.9/59.9 in (1,521/1,521 mm)
Wheelbase
106.4 in (2703 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.5 in (165 mm)
Cargo Volume
14.7 cuFT (416 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.29
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3439 lbs (1560 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4696 lbs (2130 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
17.4 mpg US (13.5 L/100Km)
Highway
33.1 mpg US (7.1 L/100Km)
Combined
24.8 mpg US (9.5 L/100Km)

SAAB 9-5 SportCombi 2.3 T Aero 4AT (230 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.3 T Aero 4AT (230 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2290 cm3
Power
169.2 KW @ 5500 RPM
230 HP @ 5500 RPM
227 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
258 lb-ft @ 1900 RPM
350 Nm @ 1900 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
18.5 gallons (70.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
149 mph (240 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
8.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/45WR17
DIMENSIONS
Length
189.3 in (4808 mm)
Width
70.6 in (1793 mm)
Height
58.9 in (1496 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.9/59.9 in (1,521/1,521 mm)
Wheelbase
106.4 in (2703 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.5 in (165 mm)
Cargo Volume
14.7 cuFT (416 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.29
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3583 lbs (1625 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4784 lbs (2170 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
15.6 mpg US (15.1 L/100Km)
Highway
29.4 mpg US (8 L/100Km)
Combined
22.2 mpg US (10.6 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
254 g/km

SAAB 9-5 SportCombi 2.3 T Aero 5MT (230 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.3 T Aero 5MT (230 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2290 cm3
Power
169.2 KW @ 5500 RPM
230 HP @ 5500 RPM
227 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
258 lb-ft @ 1900 RPM
350 Nm @ 1900 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
18.5 gallons (70.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
149 mph (240 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
7.3 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/45WR17
DIMENSIONS
Length
189.3 in (4808 mm)
Width
70.6 in (1793 mm)
Height
58.9 in (1496 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.9/59.9 in (1,521/1,521 mm)
Wheelbase
106.4 in (2703 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.5 in (165 mm)
Cargo Volume
14.7 cuFT (416 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.29
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3583 lbs (1625 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4784 lbs (2170 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
16.9 mpg US (13.9 L/100Km)
Highway
32.7 mpg US (7.2 L/100Km)
Combined
24.2 mpg US (9.7 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
232 g/km

SAAB 9-5 SportCombi 3.0L V6 4AT (200 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.0L V6 4AT (200 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
2962 cm3
Power
147.1 KW @ 5000 RPM
200 HP @ 5000 RPM
197 BHP @ 5000 RPM
Torque
229 lb-ft @ 2100 RPM
310 Nm @ 2100 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
146 mph (235 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
8.3 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/65VR15
DIMENSIONS
Length
189.3 in (4808 mm)
Width
70.6 in (1793 mm)
Height
58.9 in (1496 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.9/59.9 in (1,521/1,521 mm)
Wheelbase
106.4 in (2703 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.5 in (165 mm)
Cargo Volume
14.7 cuFT (416 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.29
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3836 lbs (1740 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4806 lbs (2180 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
13.7 mpg US (17.2 L/100Km)
Highway
27.7 mpg US (8.5 L/100Km)
Combined
20.1 mpg US (11.7 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
280 g/km
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