2010 Saab 9-5 price? How much is an Audi A6 where you live?

In the Q&A prior to Frankfurt, several people asked about pricing for the 2010 Saab 9-5.
Saab haven’t released pricing information yet, but they have indicated that the Audi A6 was their benchmark vehicle when developing the 9-5 and talks with Saab people in Frankfurt left me with the impression that that benchmarking included pricing for the vehicle.
So what’s an Audi A6 worth in your market?
Here in Australia the A6 is actually marketed at slightly different prices depending on which state you live in. The biggest market is in New South Wales (Sydney is the capital city) and there, an A6 ranges from A$82,026 to A$121,927
Here in Tasmania the A6 sells for between A$81,797 and A$121,342 (sucked in to the latte crowd for getting ripped off!).
That $40,000 range covers a starting point with the 2.0 TDI and finishes with the 3.0 TFSI Quattro.
How closely Saab models their pricing remains to be seen, but it’s a fair step up from the outgoing Saab 9-5. I’d love to tell you how much a 9-5 costs here in Australia at the moment, but the model no longer shows up on the Saab Australia website (which should be a headline story in itself). It’s not on the car configurator, either.
The Saab 9-5 Aero was previously listed in the A$80,000 range, though I don’t think anyone’s paid that much for a 9-5 in a long, long time.
The final answer really is a bit of a guessing game, but I think that if Saab can come in just under Audi’s range of prices here in Australia, then with the range of engines and technology they can offer, they’ll have some interested customers.
Your A6 price listings and thoughts are welcome.
And yes, jetlag’s a pain the behind……

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