Saab has introduced two new engines for its 9-5 model – a 187bhp 2.0TTiD and a 178bhp 1.6T.
The 2.0TTiD is the first Saab diesel to offer cross-wheel drive, Saab’s four-wheel drive system, and will propel the 9-5 from 0-62mph in under nine seconds.
It has 295lb ft of torque and has a projected combined cycle fuel consumption of 47.1 mpg and CO2 emissions of 159 g/km.
The 1.6T petrol offers combined cycle fuel consumption of 36.2 mpg and CO2 emissions of 179 g/km and is available in Vector SE specification with front wheel drive and a manual gearbox.
The Saab 9-5’s options list is expanded by the addition of Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and customers can now choose from 11 colours rather than the original seven.
ACC enables the driver to select a cruising speed and the car will automatically alter the chosen speed to maintain a specified gap to the vehicle in front. There are visual and audible warnings should the driver be required to take action, such as heavy braking.
Saab 9-3 2011 revised
Details of the revised 2011 9-3 have also been released. Saab has introduced a new 1.9-litre diesel line-up with 128bhp TTiD, 158bhp and 178bhp versions.
The new engines were developed specifically to be more efficient. All three now have twin turbochargers and in the saloon they all give CO2 emissions below 120g/km and a combined cycle fuel consumption of 62.8 mpg.
The SportWagon offers 61.4 mpg and CO2 emissions of 122g/km and the Convertible offers 54.3 mpg and 137g/km respectively.
Efficiency measures introduced include optimised gearing, recalibrated engine management, improved aerodynamics and low rolling resistance tyres for reduced road friction.
Equipment has also been increased with Bluetooth phone integration, a ‘change-up’ indicator and heated front seats now offered as standard.See all the latest Saab reviews, news and video