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Report: 2011 Saab 9-5 to Debut in Frankfurt with 300hp Turbocharged V6

All models to get turbocharged engines, including a 300hp 2.8-liter V6.

 |  Aug 27 2009, 1:58 PM


Saab has just released a selection of new photos, as well as a new information on its upcoming next-generation 9-5 flagship. The Swedish automaker has also confirmed that the new model will debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show next month.

In total, the 9-5 will be offered with five different engines, all of which will be turbocharged and relatively small, meaning fuel-economy should be quite good. Also helping in the fuel-economy department is the fact that all five engines will be paired with six-speed transmissions.

When the car launches three of the five engines will be available: a 160hp 2.0-liter turbo diesel, a 220hp 2.0-liter gasoline engine and a range-topping 300hp turbocharged 2.8-liter V6 – the same engine found in the Cadillac SRX.

And despite Saab’s split with General Motors, that GM sourced engine isn’t the only GM part of the 9-5. The actual chassis of the car is shared with the Buick LaCrosse. That being said, like the LaCrosse, the 9-5 will be available in AWD.

Later on, Saab will also offer a 180hp 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline engine as well as an E85-capable 2.0-liter motor.

Inside, the 9-5 gets a long list of technological options, including a heads-up display, adaptive lighting, adaptive cruise control, three-way climate control, dynamic parking assistance and Saab’s DriveSense adaptive chassis with real-time damping control.

For the rest of the details, we’ll have to wait until the car’s official unveiling in Frankfurt next month.

GALLERY: 2011 Saab 9-5


Official release after the jump:

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