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2011 Saab 9-5 Gets Wider Engine Choice

The reborn Swedish brand announced today the new Saab 9-5 sedan has received three new engines in the 2011 model year line-up. For example, a 2.0-liter turbo diesel makes Saab XWD (all wheel drive system) available for the first time with compression ignition. This unit develops 190 hp and 400 Nm of torque, enough for a zero to 100 km/h acceleration in under nine seconds.

Projected combined cycle fuel consumption is of 6.0 l/100 km and CO2 emissions of 159 g/km. The 2.0 TTiD engine is available in Linear, Vector and Aero specification.

The manufacturer has also added a 1.6-liter turbo gasoline variant, which develops 180 hp and 230 Nm. This enables zero to 100 km/h acceleration in 9.5 seconds. Combined cycle fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are 7.8 l/100 km and 179 g/km respectively. Available in Linear and Vector specification, with two-wheel drive only, this engine will establish a lower price entry point for the new Saab 9-5 range.

A 2.0-liter BioPower engine - able to run on gasoline and/or E85 fuel (85% bioethanol, 15% gasoline) in any blends - is also introduced. In both configurations, it delivers peak power of 220 hp/162 kW and torque of 350 Nm from just 2,500 rpm. It is available with two-wheel drive and Saab XWD in all model specifications.

Finally, the Saab 9-5’s high-tech options list is expanded by the addition of Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and, for the US market, the inclusion of a blind-spot indicator function and remote engine starting.  The exterior color palette is also increased from seven to 11 colors.
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