December 30, 2008. High-gloss metallic black interior finish on Aero model
Revised power window switches in center console
New 17-inch five-spoke alloy wheels on Aero models
New exterior colors: Carbon Grey Metallic, Glass Grey Metallic, Nocturne Blue Metallic replace Titan Grey, Ice Blue and Fusion Blue (all body styles)
SCANDINAVIAN LUXURY AND PERFORMANCE CONVERGE IN 2009 9-5 SEDAN AND SPORT COMBI
The Saab 9-5 Sedan and SportCombi bring Scandinavian-inspired performance and luxury to the competitive midsize sport sedan segment. Available in both 2.3T and Aero models, they feature distinctive, aircraft-inspired design inside and out, in keeping with Saab's roots in aviation.
The Saab 9-5 range includes the well-equipped 2.3T Sport Sedan and SportCombi models, as well as the uplevel and sportier Aero Sport Sedan and SportCombi models. All are powered by a 2.3L I-4 Turbo with 260 horsepower (194 kW) and 258 lb.-ft. of torque (350 Nm), mated to a five-speed automatic Sentronic transmission or available five-speed manual transmission.
All Saab 9-5 models are designed for sure-footed driving, thanks to a standard electronic stability program, traction control and anti-lock brakes. For 2009, the 9-5 range gets revised power window switches in the center console and new exterior colors, Carbon Grey Metallic and Glass Grey Metallic. Nocturne Blue Metallic is being reintroduced.
Aero models receive a high-gloss black metallic interior finish and new 17-inch five-spoke alloy wheels that complement the sportier look.
Sedan and SportCombi standard equipment
Although the Sedan and SportCombi come with unique equipment and appointments, both are equipped with the following:
Leather-appointed sport seating
Leather-trimmed sport steering wheel
Cooled, illuminated and lockable glove compartment
Dual-zone automatic climate control with cabin filter
Eight-way power-adjustable front seats with driver's side three-position memory
Heated front and rear seats
Power windows with express-down in front
Power-operated and heated exterior mirrors
200-Watt Harman-Kardon-tuned audio with eight (or nine) speakers
Six-disc in-dash CD changer (not available with optional DVD navigation system)
XM Satellite Radio (not available with optional DVD navigation system)
Saab Information Display with trip computer
Rear-seat center armrest with pass-through ( Sedan )
Central locking with remote
Anti-theft alarm with immobilizer
Five-year / 100,000-mile powertrain warranty
Four-year / 50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty
No-charge scheduled maintenance for three years or 36,000 miles.
For Saab drivers who want to make a sportier statement, the 9-5 Aero Sport Sedan and SportCombi feature in addition to the standard equipment of the 2.3T models a lower, sport-tuned chassis, 17-inch five-spoke alloy wheels and leather-appointed sport seats with two-tone upholstery.
Available on both the 2.3T and Aero models are a five-speed manual transmission; aerodynamic headlamps with Xenon projector beams; premium natural leather or perforated leather-appointed sport seats (ventilated front); power folding and auto-dimming outside mirrors; Saab Parking Assist (SPA) program; DVD-based navigation system with trunk-mounted six-disc CD changer.
In keeping with Saab's safety heritage, all 9-5 models are equipped with the following standard safety-enhancing features:
Standard OnStar safety and security system
Electronic stability program
Tire pressure monitoring system
Dual adaptive frontal air bags
Head/torso side air bags (front seats)
Three-point safety belts with front-seat pretensioners
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)
Daytime running lamps
Theft-deterrent system with engine immobilizer
Passenger Sensing System
OnStar provides post-crash safety and security services, including notifying emergency services personnel in the event of an air bag deployment. OnStar also provides 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 United States and Canada . Using 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.
source : Saab Press