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2007 Saab 9-5 news, pictures, and information
2007 SAAB 9-5: A BENCHMARK FOR MIDSIZE LUXURY AND PERFORMANCEThe 2007 9-5 lineup continues to offer a well-rounded package of performance, luxury and value in the midsize sport sedan category.
Because the 2006 9-5 underwent a thorough refresh, changes for 2007 are minimal. An Anniversary Special Edition debuts midyear, featuring Ice Blue Metallic exterior paint, a specific leather interior and 17-inch wheels.
The 2007 9-5 Sedan and SportCombi feature a sophisticated, aircraft-inspired design inside and out, and both models have optional Aero and Visibility Packages.
The Aero Package includes a sport chassis, sport seats, metallic interior trim and an 'Aero' badge; the Visibility Package offers Xenon headlamps, rain-sensing wipers and rear parking assist.
All 9-5 models are powered by a single 2.3L I-4 Turbo wîth 260 horsepower (194 kW), and 258 lb.-ft. of torque (350 Nm), mated to manual five-speed or optional automatic Sentronic transmissions.
As in 2006, the front suspension benefits from increased spring rates on the sport chassis, increased damping on the sport and standard chassis, and a larger anti-roll bar on the standard chassis. The power §teering system was recalibrated to increase §teering effort and improve feedback and precision.
The rear suspension features a larger anti-roll bar and softer springs on the standard chassis, reduced toe-in for more predictable behavior, and increased track. Damping has been increased on the standard and sport chassis.
The 9-5 Sedan and SportCombi ride on new 235/45 R17 all-season tires and 17 x 7.5-inch alloy wheels.
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Although the Sedan and SportCombi come wîth unique equipment and appointments, both versions have the following standard features:
Leather-wrapped sport §teering wheel
Cooled and lockable glove compartment
Dual-zone automatic climate control wîth cabin filter
Power-adjustable front seats wîth driver's side three-position memory
Power windows wîth express-down in front
Power operated and heated exterior mirrors
CD audio system wîth six-disc in-dash changer
Integrated audio controls on §teering wheel
Saab Information Display wîth trip computer
Split-folding rear seat
Rear-seat center arm rest wîth pass-through ( Sedan )
Central locking wîth remote
Anti-theft alarm wîth immobilizer
No-charge scheduled maintenance for three years or 36,000 miles.
Additionally, all 9-5 models benefit from the following standard safety features:
Dual adaptive front air bags
Head/torso side air bags (front seats)
Seat belt pretensioners (front seats)
Pendulum B-pillar side-impact protection structure
'Triple Load Path' safety cage construction, front and rear
Saab Active Head Restraints (SAHR) for front seats
LATCH (Lower Anchorages and Top tethers for CHildren)
Headlamp delay function ('follow-me-home')
Passenger Sensing System
OnStar-equipped 9-5s will feature OnStar digital equipment. This includes enhanced hands-free voice recognition capabilities including more intuitive continuous digit dialing and improved voice recognition accuracy. OnStar is the leading provider of in-vehicle safety, security and information services in the Únited States and Canada . Úsing the GPS satellite network and wireless technology, OnStar features core safety services and OnStar Hands-Free Calling that allows drivers to make and receive voice-activated phone calls using an externally mounted antenna for greater reception.
Introduced in 1997, the four-door Saab 9-5 was an executive vehicle that was produced as the replacement to the Saab 9000. Representing a huge leap for Saab, the 9-5 was introduced in the spring of 1998 for the 1999 model year. The Saab 9-5 was available with either a four-cylinder or V-6 engines, both turbocharged.
Available in both sedan and station wagon body styles, the 9-5 sedan had a drag coefficient of 0.29, while the station wagon was 0.31. To make loading easier, the 9-5 introduced amazing innovation such as tracks to secure cargo down along with a sliding load floor. Advertised as the Saab 9-5, the car was originally badged as a 95. It's important that this model not be confused with the Saab 95 that was produced from 1959 through 1978.
Powered by Saabs B205 and B235 straight-4 engines, the 9-5 was also powered by Alfa Romeo's 1.9 JTD 1V diesel straight-4 engine in Europe. From 1999 to 2003 a version of the GM 54_ V6 powered by a unique asymmetrical low-pressure turbocharger was made available. Only available with an automatic transmission, this engine, and cars with this engine installed were recognizable by their twin tailpipes. This feature was only available on Arc, Griffin and SE models.
The V6 engine was replaced by a high-pressure turbo straight-4 engine that was capable of producing 200HP in 2004. This engine was able to produce 260HP even in the non-Aero model by 2008.
Winning technology and safety awards in Australia, the U.K. and Denmark, the 9-5 continued with Saab's long-standing tradition of offering class leading safety features and the new availability of ventilated seats with active headrests that moved forward to prevent whiplash when the vehicle was hit from the rear. The ‘Night Panel' was also an inventive feature that permits dousing of the lighting from the instrument panel, which aided in lessening the distraction while driving at night.
Originally the public was told that the new 9-5 would be unveiled at the end of 2008, but recent reports have suggested that the current 9-5 will be replaced in 2009 for the 2010 model year. Most likely to be constructed in Ruesselsheim, Germany at the Opel plant, the new model will be based on GM's Epsilon 2 platform, shared with the next generation 9-3.
In various parts of its native country, Sweden, the Saab 9-5 was used for patrol and undercover police work. In Aspen, Colorado, the City has been utilizing Saabs as patrol vehicles from the early 1970's until 2005 before it was discontinued in favor of the Volvo XC90. Since 1980 the town of Vail, Colorado has been using Saabs until 2005 when the black Saab 9-5 was replaced by Ford Explorers due to budget cuts.By Jessica Donaldson
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