New Saab 9-5 ready to roll

So that’s where Autocar got their latest report from.
This could be the first full-on entry to appear in the Saab Newsroom. Finally!

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New Saab 9-5 Ready to Roll

  • More than 500,000 km of chassis testing on European roads
  • Handling, ride, refinement assessed across 250 measurement criteria
  • Unique challenge of forest test track near Arctic Circle
  • Customer order book already open in many markets

From the frozen wastes of northern Sweden to the baking plains of southern Spain, Saab’s chief test driver Peter Johansson and his small team of chassis experts have driven on some of the most challenging roads in Europeto fine-tune the dynamics of the next generation Saab 9-5.
Peter and his team clocked up more than 500,000 kilometers, the equivalent of driving 12 times round the world, in their quest to find the best set-up. That meant optimizing two different suspension layouts, front and all-wheel-drive transmissions, passive and adaptive chassis functions and two steering systems with different brakes, wheel sizes and tires, as well as five powertrain options.
Customers will soon enjoy the results of their work. In many markets, the 9-5 order book is already open and the first deliveries of Saab

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