What is it?
The range-topping 'TTiD' diesel version of Saab's 9-5 saloon, complete with a brand new twin-turbocharged 2.0-litre diesel engine that will also end up powering the Vauxhall Insignia.
And it's a car with plenty of weight on its shoulders. The various ranks of the UK motoring press have, as one, voiced the same criticisms of Saab's lesser 2.0-litre TiD '160' 9-5: there's no shortage of consensus that it's a car short on performance and refinement, and doesn't ride or handle well enough on UK roads.
To its credit, Saab has responded to these criticisms. This month it has beefed up standard 'Vector SE' specification on the 9-5 to include full leather seats and 18in wheels. More importantly, it has reappraised the chassis settings of the standard, passively damped 2.0-litre TiD 9-5 towards a more comfortable set-up with lower spring- and damper rates, softer anti-roll bars and more wheel travel.
And at the same time, Saab has launched this 187bhp, twin-turbocharged 'TTiD' 9-5. Not only does it get better performance than the 158bhp TiD, but it's offered with optional 'XWD' four-wheel drive. Which means that even the front-drivers get Saab's more sophisticated 'Linked H-arm' rear suspension.