Saab 9-5 St Bees
It's official – Saab’s new 9-5
is here! These pictures show the replacement for the Swedish firm’s
long-standing executive saloon in all its glory – and it’s a lot more
handsome than the car it replaces. While it’s still clearly a 9-5,
Saab’s designers have cleaned up the lines to give it a much tidier
look than the outgoing model.
Slimmer headlamps with jagged
edges and a prominent, gaping grille feature at the front. But it’s the
rear that’s changed most, as the 9-5 has ditched its rectangular shape
in favour of a curvy back end with sleek, triangular tail-lights which
continue as a slim, horizontal strip across the boot line.
the look on the outside are turbine-style alloys and glossy black door
mirrors, while inside it’s business as usual, with a sweeping
driver-focused centre console, plush seats and top-quality materials.
But it’s not all show and no go, as Saab has tweaked the mechanicals, too. Auto Express has learned the new car
will have a much greater selection of engines, including a pair of
2.0-litre turbodiesels, plus three petrol engines ranging from a 1.6
turbo to a firebreathing 2.8 V6 with around 300bhp.
chassis and suspension will also be upgraded, so when the 9-5 arrives
early next year, its ride and handling should be more polished than