Currently reading: Saab 9-5 pricing confirmed
All-new saloon will cost from £26,495

Saab has revealed the prices for the all-new 9-5 saloon, ahead of the cars arriving in UK showrooms ‘this summer’.

Saab dealers are accepting orders for the car from today. Prices kick off at £26,495 for the entry-level 163bhp 2.0 TiD diesel model.

Production of the 9-5 began at Saab’s Trollhattan HQ on 23 March, the first cars to be produced by under independent ownership since GM bought a controlling share in Saab in 1989.

See pictures of the new Saab 9-5 rolling down the production line

The initial 9-5 launch programme will feature just two trim levels, Vector SE and Aero. Saab is taking immediate orders for the £26,495 163bhp 2.0TiD or the £28,195 216bhp 2.0-litre turbo petrol model.

In Aero trim, just two petrol-engined models are immediately available, a £31,195 216bhp 2.0-litre turbo and a £37,995 294bhp 2.8-litre V6 turbo, which also gets Saab’s torque-vectoring all wheel drive set-up.

This summer buyers will be able to order three new ‘2011 model’ versions of the 9-5 for delivery in the autumn. In Vector SE trim there will be a 196bhp 2.0 TTiD twin-turbo diesel model and in both £28,495 Vector SE trim and a £31,495 Aero versions.

Perhaps the most intriguing 2011 model will be the £26,695 176bhp 1.6-litre turbo petrol 9-5, described as ‘carrying forward Saab’s rightsizing engine strategy’.

The Vector SE trim level looks well equipped, offering leather/textile trim, front and rear park assist, rain-sensing wipers, 17in alloys, electronic climate control, cruise control, Bluetooth, auto-dimming rear view mirror, ipod integration, heated front seats and push-button starting.

The Aero specification adds sports chassis tuning, 19in wheels, specific ‘Aero’ front and rear bumpers, twin tailpipes, bi-xenon headlights, electric leather sports seats, alloy pedals.

Other options available include an automatic gearbox, head-Up display, adaptive bi-xenon lights, a Harman Kardon audio system, DAB radio, adaptive cruise control and keyless entry. Prices for the auto box have yet to be set.

The 9-5 arrives a fortuitous time for Saab, just as Audi’s current A6 reaches the end of its life. During the development of the new 9-5, Saab’s marketing experts emphasized that most ‘cross shopping’ by its target audience was between the Audi and Saab brands. Saab is hoping to steal a significant number of ex-Audi owners with this new car.

The Saab 9-5 Sport Combi estate is expected to make its debut in the first half of 2011.

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scoch 28 March 2010

Re: Saab 9-5 pricing revealed

andrepaul999 wrote:


saaby wrote:
I'm sure you don't mean to be naive, but this is a platform engineering world we live in now, indeed VAG are the masters of sharing underpinnings and presumably you're OK with that, so why the problem with Saab making use of the (recognised) superior Insignia underpinnings?

Im sorry but you cant compare Vauxhall to VAG, having a floorplan based on a passat does have a little more prestige than an Insignia or Mondeo.

VW is two thirds of the way to a prestige brand anyway.

What are you smoking mate? Have you been in a VW, everyone I have been in is an exercise in mediocrity, dull does not even come close. You are trying to say that SEAT are a premium brand.

I would suggest you actually look at one of them and think before you post next time.

People are getting very tired of following the herd, next you will be telling me that the german cars depreciate less, try trading one in for anything other than the same brand, like all cars you will lose a packet. Why do you think so many people go for the same car again, due to incentives, they cant afford not to.

supermanuel 26 March 2010

Re: Saab 9-5 pricing revealed

andrepaul999 wrote:
VW is two thirds of the way to a prestige brand anyway.

LOL. Not in my universe mate.

supermanuel 26 March 2010

Re: Saab 9-5 pricing revealed

ThwartedEfforts wrote:
Regardless of relative price, nobody is going to spend £26,500 on this Saab when they could spend £1,500 more on a new 5-Series instead.

You speak for yourself. You are certainly not speaking for me.

I wouldn't buy a 5 Series if it was £1500 LESS than a 9-5 and what makes you assume that just because you (and millions of others) would buy the Beemer, that there are not hundreds of thousands of others who would rather have a SAAB or a Volvo, or pretty much anything else for that matter?

Some of us resent ubiquity. Just enough to keep SAAB going I hope. Too many would defeat the object...