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SAAB 9-5 Models/Series Timeline, Specifications & Photos

Generations: 4
First production year: 1997
Engines: Gasoline, Diesel, Hybrid, Ethanol
 

2010 - 2012

It was the last Saab 9-5 designed under GM management. It was the swan song of the former glory of the Swedish automotive that was based on aviation technology. It was announced in September 2009 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The world economic crisis was on the rise and the future of the European brands owned by General Motors was unclear. In January 2010, Spyker bought the Saab but the lack of liquidity closed the factory. Only 11.280 units were built. The styling was streamlined, in the old fashion of the Saab specific design with a dropped, sloped end. The platform was taken from ...

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gasoline engines:

SAAB 9-5 1.6T 6MT (180 HP)

SAAB 9-5 2.0T 6AT (220 HP)

SAAB 9-5 2.0T 6MT (220 HP)

SAAB 9-5 2.0T XWD 6AT (220 HP)

SAAB 9-5 2.0T XWD 6MT (220 HP)

SAAB 9-5 2.8T XWD 6AT (300 HP)

diesel engines:

SAAB 9-5 2.0L TiD 6AT (160 HP)

SAAB 9-5 2.0L TiD 6MT (160 HP)

SAAB 9-5 2.0L TiD 6MT (190 HP)

SAAB 9-5 2.0L TiD XWD 6MT (190 HP)

hybrid engines:

SAAB 9-5 2.0T BioPower 6MT (220 HP)

SAAB 9-5 2.0T BioPower 6MT (220 HP)

SAAB 9-5 2.0T BioPower XWD 6AT (220 HP)

SAAB 9-5 2.0T BioPower XWD 6MT (220 HP)

 

2005 - 2009

The 2005 version of SAAB 9-5 is another facelifted version of the first model introduced in 2001 and comes with a couple of new design elements as well as with new engines. First of all, the Swedish company redesigned the front bumper in order to provide a more modern and aggressive look. The re-shaped headlights and the new alloy wheels do the same thing but what's more important is that there are several engine configurations, starting with the 1.9 TiDS and ending with the 2.3t BioPower. The most powerful one is obviously the 2.3-liter turbo installed on the Aero edition, an engine wh...

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2001 - 2005

Saab introduced the 9-5 in 1997, and in 2001 it introduced the first facelifted version, a much-needed modification due to the European pollution norms. In 2001, Europe switched to Euro 3 pollution norms, and they lasted until January 2006. As a result, more measures were applied to Saab's flagship model. From the outside, there were some minor cosmetic changes to the car. There was a new bumper design, depending on the trim level or the vehicle version. For the Aero versions, an A-shaped grille in the lower bumper area made the car looks more aggressive. The rest of the range fea...

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1997 - 2001

The Saab 9-5 represented Saab's replacement for the 9000 model discontinued in 1997. The new model was produced in the same year, in two body versions: wagon and sedan. The car was considered a strong rival for the time’s Audi A6, BMW 5 Series or Mercedes-Benz E Class. The SAAB 9-5 had a long 12 years life before being replaced by a newer model. While both body versions were very spacious inside, the wagon was mostly bought by people who wanted space and an easy loading feature, the car being equipped with a slide out boot floor. The car was available with 4 engine choices: 2.0-li...

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