2011 Saab 9-5


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2011 Saab 9-5

At launch, we’ll see the 9-5 Aero with the turbocharged 2.8-liter V-6 that’s also fitted to the Cadillac SRX, making 300 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. This engine drives all four wheels through a paddle-shifted six-speed automatic transmission and Saab’s XWD all-wheel-drive system. XWD uses a Haldex clutch pack with a standard rear electronic limited-slip differential. In September, Saab will offer a 2.0T model powered by a direct-injection version of the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that’s used in the 9-3. It will make 220 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque in this guise. The 2.0T will be available with front-wheel drive, mated to a standard six-speed manual or optional six-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive in the 2.0T will be available in other markets but is not yet confirmed for the U.S.


VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, front- or 4-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

ESTIMATED BASE PRICE: $40,000–$49,990

ENGINE TYPES: turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection; turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and heads, port fuel injection

Displacement: 122 cu in, 1998 cc (I-4)/170 cu in, 2792 cc (V-6)
Power (SAE net): 220 bhp @ 5300 rpm (I-4)/300 bhp @ 5500 rpm (V-6)
Torque (SAE net): 258 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm (I-4)/295 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm (V-6)

TRANSMISSIONS: 6-speed automatic with manumatic shifting, 6-speed manual

Wheelbase: 111.7 in Length: 197.2 in
Width: 73.5 in Height: 57.7 in
Curb weight (mfr’s est): 3450–4350 lb

Zero to 62 mph: 6.9–7.9 sec
Top speed (governor limited): 143–155 mph

EPA city/highway driving: 17/27 (V-6)

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