2010 Saab 9-5 Is Ready For Frankfurt Motor Show 2009

Since splitting from General Motors Inc, Saab has promised to take a new, more Scandinavian direction and the new 2010 Saab 9-5 is the first step up. Given their ownership by Koenigsegg, it was expected that we’d see something exciting out of the brand.

2010 Saab 9-5 Ready for Frankfurt 1

Since splitting from General Motors Inc, Saab has promised to take a new, more Scandinavian direction and the new 2010 Saab 9-5 is the first step up. Given their ownership by Koenigsegg, it was expected that we’d see something exciting out of the brand. We must say that historically, Saab’s have a love-hate relationship with the european automobile buying public. Those who don’t like them really don’t like them, and those who love them have practically formed a cult. The new 2010 Saab 9-5 is a break from that love/hate history with a smooth styling upgrade. The 2010 Saab 9-5 features up to a 2.8L turbocharged V6 capable of 300HP. If you’re more into bioethanol there’s also an E85 variant of the 2.0-liter engine and a 2.0-liter turbodiesel. All transmissions will be six-speed with the option of a good old self-shift or a manumatic. On the inside, the new Saab is getting a redesigned console that wraps around the driver and includes a heads-up-display and an aviation-themed altimeter – speedo. While the changes to the new Saab 9-5 are more progressive than usual, it’s not quite the Aero-X concept that wowed Saab fans back in February 2009. Saab will be showing off the new Saab 9-5 at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2009  in a couple of weeks. [via Jalopnik]

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