Saab has announced a price and arrival date for the all-new Saab 9-5 sedan. Tagged as a 2010 model, the much anticipated Saabs will be in U.S. dealer showrooms in July.
The 2010 Saab 9-5 Aero model will be first to arrive, with a $49,990 MSRP.
That compares to the outgoing 2009 9-5 sedan, which had a base price of $40,405, or $41,425 for the Aero trim model. Both 2009 models, however, were powered by 2.3-liter turbocharged inline four cylinder engine. The 9-5 Aero will be powered by a 300 hp 2.8-litre turbocharged V6.
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The 2010 Saab 9-5 Aero will be followed by a standard 9-5 trim level which will be powered by the 2.0-liter turbo four currently used in the Saab 9-3. That engine is rated at 210 horsepower. The new turbo four-powered Saab 9-5 models will be designated 2011 model year vehicles with a base price “under $40,000.”
The 2010 Saab9-5 Aero’s 2.8-liter V6 has a 24-valve,dual overhead camshaft valvetrain and a twin-scroll turbocharger with intercooling. It’s rated at 300 horsepower at 5,300 rpm. A six-speed automatic with transmission with paddle shifting is standard.
The Saab 9-5 Aero will have stability control, Saab’s XWD all-wheel drive system and DriveSense real-time shock absorber control.
Illustration: 2010 Saab 9-5. Photo credit: Saab Cars North America.
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