Aero models are also finished with a sportier interior, missing the ventilated seats and wood accents found in the Arc. E100 There is a Saab 9-5 E100 Concept, based on the turbo 2. The engine was sold as 2. Heated rear seats are no longer included. In undercover guise, these cars were outwardly identical to the Linear Sport models, but featured the 260 bhp Aero drivetrain. E85 In 2005, an updated version of the 2.
In addition, almost all standard features on the Aero were standard on the 2. The B235R engine of the 9-5 Aero was capable of providing immense torque and acceleration-wise outperformed the Porsche 911 Turbo of the same era from 40-90 mph. In the United States, the 9-5 was introduced in the spring of 1998, for the 1999 model year. In the United States OnStar was available, and provided as standard equipment in selected 9-5's from 2001 onward. This base level Wagon also comes standard with full power accessories, a sunroof, a trip computer, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats with 8-way power settings, OnStar, cruise control, automatic headlights and a glovebox refrigerator. Initially badged as a 230ps engine, Saab later conceded that the 230 hp power figure was quite conservative,with the manual versions rated 250 hp and having more torque than stated.
This engine was available only with an automatic transmission, and cars with this engine installed are distinguishable by their twin tailpipes. This primarily affected the 1999-2003 models. Once the night panel button located by the stereo and caution lights has been activated, the instrument cluster will dim except for the speedometer, which will illuminate from 0-87 mph, until 87 has been exceeded. At the time, the car represented a great leap forward for Saab. Ventilated sport seats are now optional.
The Saab 9-5 also was one of the first cars to have extensive side-crash protection. As a gauge becomes a necessity for the driver's attention, it will illuminate for example, if the car needs to be refueled, if the engine is overheating, etc. Wagons increase cargo space by 17 cubic feet over that of the sedan, from 57 to 73. The first generation 9-5 was introduced in 1997 as the replacement to the Saab 9000 for the 1998 model year. The Linear models' engine generates 185 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. .
This engine is paired with a five-speed manual transmission, while a five-speed automatic transmission with the Sentronic manual shifter is optional. There was also a 2. In 2004, the V6 engine was replaced by a high pressure turbo straight-4 engine producing 220 hp 160 kW. This is the largest Saab engine, generating 200 horsepower and and 229 pound-feet of torque. Electronic stability control is also now standard, as Saab attempts to maintain the 9-5 as a class leader in safety. Arc buyers are only offered the five-speed automatic transmission, now with Saab's Sentronic steering wheel-mounted manual shifter.
In the front seats were torso airbags and head airbags, on even the oldest of 9-5s, few other late 1990s vehicles provided the same feature. Saab 95 Aero Sedan The Saab 9-5 is an executive car that was produced by the Swedish automobile maker Saab. The Linear comes equipped with leather upholstery, heated power front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, OnStar, steering wheel audio controls, cruise control, heated power mirrors, a trip computer, a power sunroof, a glove box refrigerator and automatic-off headlights. The wagons can carry 73 cubic feet of cargo, 16 beyond that of the sedan, and also include roof rails and a rear cargo cover. Saab also offers a clever convenience option: a roll-out cargo loading platform.
This flagship model had a long list of standard features, a sport tuned suspension, and body side moldings. A six-speed manual transmission was never offered in first-generation 9-5's. A five-speed manual transmission is fitted as standard to the base models and the Aero. This feature won technology and safety awards in Australia, Denmark and the United Kingdom. The five-speed automatic is the only transmission pairing, but Saab's Sentronic manual shift function is now included.
Saab recommends the use of Full Synthetic or Synthetic blend oil as a preventative measure. It was also introduced in Australia. . . . . .
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