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Saab 9-5 Overview

The Saab 9-5 is in the executive class and was produced by the Swedish manufacturers Saab Automobiles. This car was first designed as a replacement for the Saab 9000 and is named the nine five and not ninety five. These cars were available in sedan and estate form and were seen as a huge leap forwards for Saab in this class. These cars are well refined, spacious, a smooth ride and are reasonably priced as well. This is a very good option as a used car.

Saab 9-5 History

The first generation (1997-2010) was seen as a real advancement on its predecessor and took Saab to a new level of clientele, offering many great vehicles and some innovative design features. The design of the sedan version was produced in 1997 and the estate version the following year. These cars were both very successful and offered premium safety, which Saab has come to be renowned for. These vehicles scored very high in the European safety tests with some countries using these vehicles as high performance police cars, such as Sweden and the UK.

The second generation (2010-2011) had a real stylish look but unfortunately due to the bankruptcy of Saab in December 2011, these vehicles are no longer in production. These cars are designed on the Global Epsilon Platform and a 2012 version was produced towards the end of 2011 before produced ceased at the end of that year.


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Fuel Economy

There were many different engine choices available with this car. The first generation selection was: 2.0, 2.3 and 3.0V6 petrol and 1.9, 2.2 and 3.0V6 diesel engines. The second generation offered 1.6, 2.0 and 2.8V6 petrol and 2.0 turbo diesel. The most efficient of these engines is the newer 2.0 TDi which offers up to 60mpg. Take into consideration three factors when determining fuel economy: age, fuel type and engine size.


The first generation Saab 9-5 offered 4 and 5 speed automatic and a 5-speed manual as standard. The second generation has 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic gearboxes. Visit the Saab gearbox section to locate your 9-5 gearbox parts.


If you are looking for parts for your Saab 9-5, look no further. Here at Breakeryard we have a vast network of UK Breakers who are waiting to supply your needed parts. Enter your vehicle details in our part finder or visit the Saab 9-5 parts page to locate you parts.