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
And now, for the information as posted online by GM back in May in PDF form.
Here are the colors and specs of the 2010 Saab 9-5:
Click to enlarge color chart.
2010 Saab 9-5 colors2.jpg
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).
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

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


  • 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


  • 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)


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


  • 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

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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