The Saab 9-5 Wagon : 1999 – 2009

Posted on 03. Dec, 2008 by in 1990-1999, 2000-2009, 9-5

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Photo Credit: Saab Automobile

The Saab 9-5 Wagon, a continuation of the 9-5 Sedan lineup, and a throwback to the SAAB 95 (1959-1978), debuted at the Paris Auto Show in 1998 as a 1999 model year.

The Saab 9-5 wagon was designed by Einar Hareide and Tony Catignani, was also Trollhättan, Sweden.

Over the 9-5’s Wagon’s lifetime, much like the sedan it has undergone two exterior facelifts, once in 2002 and again in 2006. The 9-5’s final production model will be titled the “Griffin Edition” as a 2009 model year.

This model for Saab came equipped with the following specifications:

Exterior: 5-Door Wagon, 5- seater, semi Unitary Construction, luggage rails, expanding rear deck, tail gate 2,180kgs

2002 MY Exterior Facelift, Linear, Arc and Vector & Aero models, bi-xenon light options, integrated grille, clear headlight lense
2005 MY Wagon Name Changed To Sport Combi
2006 MY Exterior Facelift
2007 MY 60th Anniversary Edition
2008 MY Nordic Edition

Interior: Entirely New Interior Dash with pop-out dash mounted cup holder, world leading SAHR safety system, vented seats, cabin, seats came in cloth and leather with center-mounted ignition and flat fold rear seats much like the 9000.

MY 2001 On Star Added
MY 2001 Aluminum Dashboard Added
MY 2007 Interior Radio “blacktie”

Chassis: Macpherson struts, split lower wishbone suspension and stabilizer bars. Rear semi-rigid multi-link axle with inner and outer stabilizer bars, coil springs and gas shock absorbers with ABS brakes.

2002 MY Electronic Stability Program

Engine: Transversely mounted 16-valve 4-cylinder engine & V6 Turboacharged engine, both with with cast iron block and aluminum head, also a transversely mounted six-cylinder engine, both with direct ignition, throttle boost pressure, turbocharger, fuel capacity 70 liters.

V6 Asymetrically Turbocharged
2.0 LPT 150hp
2.3 LPT
3.0 V6 LPT
2002 MY V6 TiD
2005 MY BioPower E-85
2007 MY BioPower E-100 Concept

Transmission:

5-Speed
4-Speed Automatic

2002 MY Adaptive Automatic

Dimensions:

Wheelbase 270cm
Front Track 152cm
Rear Track 152cm
Ground Clearance
Turning Circle 11.4m (37.4′)
Length 481cm
Width 179cm
Height 142cm

Max Speed 144 mph (230 kph)
Acceleration 0-60 mph 8 seconds

Global Production:

Model Year – Units

1999 MY – ?
2000 MY – ?
2001 MY – ?
2002 MY – ?
2003 MY – ?
2004 MY – ?
2006 MY – ?
2007 MY – ?
2008 MY – ?
2009 MY – ?

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