8 September 2010
Saab 9-5 sedan

Saab 9-5

Wider engine choice for Saab 9-5

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8 September 2010 | Just two months after its launch, the appeal of the new Saab 9-5 saloon is further broadened by the introduction of two new engines. For Model Year 2011, a 190 hp, 2.0-litre twin turbo diesel makes Saab cross XWD, the widely-acclaimed all-wheel-drive system, available for the first time with a Saab diesel engine. Using twin turbochargers, this new engine combines strong performance with impressive fuel efficiency and joins the current 160 hp, 2.0-litre single turbo diesel engine. The petrol line-up is extended by the addition of an efficient, 180 hp, 1.6-litre turbo, reinforcing Saab's engine rightsizing strategy.

The new, more powerful, twin turbo diesel engine generates torque of 400 Nm from 1,750 rpm, in addition to maximum power of 190 hp. The result is 0-62 mph in under nine seconds. Projected combined cycle fuel consumption are 47.1 mpg and CO2 emissions of 159 g/km, keeping the 2.0TTiD below the 160g/km write down threshold for company car buyers.

Saab 9-5 sedan

The sequential, twin turbocharging system uses two turbochargers of different sizes with by-pass valves that direct the exhaust gas stream between the two turbines. At low engine speeds, the small turbocharger supplies boost pressure independent of engine load. At intermediate engine speeds under higher loads, both the small and large turbochargers provide boost pressure; while at high engine speeds and load, only the large turbocharger is engaged.

This arrangement provides the driver with the 'best of both worlds': instant torque at low engine speeds (via the low-inertia small turbo) and strong, top-end power at higher engine speeds when the large turbo is engaged.

The 2.0TTiD engine is available in Vector SE and Aero specification and can be specified with cross wheel drive (XWD), combining diesel power for the first time with Saab's advanced all-wheel-drive system. All variants are equipped as standard with Saab's sophisticated linked H-arm rear suspension system. This system uses double isolated sub-frame mountings for greater ride comfort, and also reduces vibration entering the cabin and improves roadholding.

Saab 9-5 sedan

The small, highly efficient, 180 hp 1.6T petrol engine epitomizes Saab's rightsizing engine strategy. Developing more than 112 hp per litre, it is among the most powerful series production engines in its displacement class. Sufficient strong power, backed by plentiful torque of 230 Nm from 2,200 rpm to 5,500 rpm (including an 'overboost' function), enables 0-62mph acceleration in 9.5 seconds. Combined cycle fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are 36.2 mpg and 179 g/km respectively. The 1.6T is available in Vector SE specification with front wheel drive and manual transmission.

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