Saab 9-5 Second generation
|Body style||4-door sedan 5-door station wagon|
|Layout||Front engine, front-wheel drive/four-wheel drive|
|Platform||GM Epsilon II platform|
|Engine||1.6L turbocharged I4 2.0L turbocharged I4 2.8L turbocharged V6 2.0L turbodiesel I4|
|Transmission||6-speed automatic 6-speed manual|
|Wheelbase||2,837 mm (111.7 in)|
|Length||Wagon: 5,010 mm (197.2 in) Sedan: 5,008 mm (197.2 in)|
|Width||1,868 mm (73.5 in|
|Height||Sportcombi: 1,520 mm (59.8 in) Sedan: 1,466 mm (57.7 in)|
|Related||Chevrolet Impala Buick LaCrosse Cadillac XTS Chevrolet Malibu Opel Insignia/Buick Regal|
|Designer(s)||Simon Padian, Anders Gustafsson|
With the announcement of the sale of Saab to Spyker on January 26, 2010, it was confirmed that the new generation Saab 9-5 was already taken into production at the Saab plant in Trollhättan. Full production began in April 2010, with the cars appearing in dealerships on June 19Saab introduced a wagon variant of the new 9-5, dubbed "SportCombi," at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.The Saab 9-5 Sedan 2.8V6 Turbo has been named Car of the Year in Singapore by Wheels Asia.
As Saab's business issues came to a head, production of 2011 9-5 models essentially ended in March 2011, when the production line in Trollhättan was stopped due to supply chain issues related to Saab's liquidity.
Although a substantial number of prototype and production pilot SportCombis were produced, the variant did not enter serial production prior to Saab's bankruptcy in December 2011. Because of this, this variant should be considered "stillborn" unless production were to be resumed under different ownership.
Trim/equipment levels vary from country to country.
In the US Saab 9-5's are as follows: Turbo4, Turbo4 Premium, Turbo6 XWD and Aero. Turbo4 models come with the turbocharged four-cylinder and are well-equipped with features including power adjustable driver and passenger’s seats, leather upholstery, five-spoke alloy wheels, fog lamps and rain-sensing wipers. The Turbo4 Premium adds a panoramic sunroof, headlamp washers, Saab parking assistance, keyless entry and start, memory seats and 18-inch alloy wheels, while the Turbo6 XWD is powered by a turbocharged six-cylinder Ecotec engine and features an all-wheel-drive system. The top end Aero features 15-spoke “Rotor” 18-inch alloy wheels, leather-trimmed sports seats, a multi-color central information display, Bi-Xenon SmartBeam headlamps, dark titanium-effect interior trim, aluminum sports pedals, a sport-tuned suspension with real-time damping and unique Aero exterior elements.
The basic that is standard across all versions of the Saab 9-5 Saloon (10-12).
UK equipment levels for the 2012 model year include the Vector SE and Aero and both sedan and sportcombi are available. The previous base models, Linear and Vector were replaced by the Vector SE model.
Whilst in other parts of the world less trim levels are available, in Australia the Linear (base) is not part of the line up—only the Vector and Aero trims are available.