2010 Saab 9-5 overview

Another German magazine has joined the 9-5 photo circus.
Auto Motor and Sport in Germany (Sweden, too) are now showing images of the 2010 Saab 9-5, shot in the last few weeks in Trollhattan (AMS Sweden are running with Autobild pics).
I thought it might be a good idea to show a few of these and accompany them with the 2010 Saab 9-5 info that GM left on the web back in May.
First, to some new photos. You can view the full set at AMS.de
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And now, for the information as posted online by GM back in May in PDF form.
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Here are the colors and specs of the 2010 Saab 9-5:
Click to enlarge color chart.
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NOTE: As far as I can tell, the details below are US details only. AND the wagon will most likely come one year after the initial introduction of the sedan (i.e. MY2011).
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OVERVIEW
The Saab 9-5 offers excellent performance and value in the performance oriented midsize luxury category. It is available in Sedan in base and Aero levels, and in front-wheel and all-wheel drive.
NEW FOR 2010

  • 2.8L V6 Turbocharged engine
  • OnStar® 1-year Directions & Connections Plan2 with Turn-by-Turn Navigation
  • Bluetooth® wireless technology for select compatible phones17
  • 6-speed Sentronic automatic transmission with manual shift
  • Lane Departure Warning available
  • Rear Passenger Package includes rear seat entertainment, dual display
  • DVD, remote control, auxiliary jacks, dual channel headphones, tri-zone climate control, rear seat audio controls
  • EZ Key passive entry system


SELECTED STANDARD FEATURES
Safety and Security

  • Dual-stage front air bags with passenger sensing system1
  • Side-impact and head curtain side-impact air bags1
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren) system
  • Theft-deterrent system
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with traction control
  • OnStar® 1-year Directions & Connections Plan2 with Turn-by-Turn Navigation

Interior

  • Front leather-appointed heated bucket seats with power adjustments, driver memory
  • Split-folding rear seat
  • Floor console with armrest
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control with air filtration system
  • Driver Information Center with outside temperature display
  • Tilt/telescoping adjustable steering column
  • Universal Home Remote
  • Cargo Management System
  • Remote Keyless Entry with keyless start button
  • AM/FM stereo with CD player, XM Radio3 with a 3-month trial, USB port and harman/kardon® speaker system
  • Bluetooth® wireless technology for select compatible phones

Mechanical

  • Front-wheel drive
  • 2.8L Turbocharged V6 engine
  • 6-speed Sentronic automatic transmission with manual shift
  • 4-wheel disc antilock brake system with Electronic Brake-Force Distribution
  • Power rack-and-pinion steering
  • 4-wheel independent suspension
  • Lowered, sport-tuned chassis (Aero)

Exterior

  • Intermittent rain-sensing front windshield wipers
  • Front integral fog lamps
  • P225/55R17 all-season tires
  • 5-spoke aluminum wheels

SELECTED OPTIONAL FEATURES

  • Ultrasonic Front and Rear Parking Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Seating options: driver and passenger ventilated seats, semi-Aniline leather surfaces
  • Tri-zone climate control
  • Head Up Display
  • Audio options: Rear seat controls, rear seat entertainment, voice recognition, Navigation radio, 6-disc CD changer, surround sound, 40GB hard drive device
  • 2.8L HO Turbocharged V6 engine (Aero)
  • All-wheel drive
  • Electronic Slip Differential (e-LSD)
  • EZ Key passive entry system
  • Xenon headlamps with auto-leveling and adaptive forward lighting
  • Power moonroof
  • 18- and 19-inch aluminum wheels

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As mentioned in the Auto Zeiting article, the proposed starting range of engines for the rest of the world will include:

  • 1.6t (190hp),
  • 2.0t (220hp),
  • 2.8t V6 (300hp),
  • 2.0TiD (160hp) and TTiD(190hp)

The two strongest petrol engines will have the XWD-option, the 2.0t with option for E85.
I also note that AMS Sweden are reporting TTiD4 means cross wheel drive with the TTiD engine.

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