Shortly after introducing the 9-5 Aero, Saab will also add a 2.0-litre turbo variant to the 9-5 lineup, with pricing for these 2011 model year vehicles set to start under $40,000 MSRP.
"The new 9-5 Sedan stays true to its unique Swedish heritage and Saab DNA. The 9-5 showcases progressive Scandinavian design, an exhilarating driving experience and responsible performance with its all-turbo powertrain line-up," said Mike Colleran, Saab Cars North America President and COO. "Saab's distinctive new flagship brings a fresh, alternative choice to the premium sedan segment."
The powerplant under the 9-5 Aero sedan’s hood is capable of developing 300 horsepower at 5,300 rpm. The car also features a 24-valve, dual overhead camshaft valvetrain and a twin-scroll intercooled turbocharger and the Sentronic six-speed automatic with transmission with paddle shifting.
Aside from Saab's advanced all-wheel-drive system, XWD, the Aero features a new front and rear suspension design that makes it sportier than the standard version. Safety wise, the car has eight standard airbags, a lane departure warning system and head-up display.
Inside, the 9-5 Aero boasts leather-appointed seats and steering wheel, power front seats with memory settings for the driver's seat and mirrors, automatic dual-zone air conditioning, a cooled glove box, front and rear interior reading lamps, and 12V outlets in the front console and trunk.
Standard audio system includes an AM/FM radio with CD player, XM Satellite radio, USB and auxiliary connections for portable devices and steering wheel mounted controls. A Harman-Kardon surround sound system is also available.