Saab Classic 9-5 Model Year Changes

1998

This is the first year of the Saab 9-5 model which replaces the outgoing Saab 9000 which has been in production for some 14 years with one facelift.

 

1999

Awaiting Information

 

2000

Awaiting Information

 

2001

9-5 ‘SE’ models gain leather door panels, traction control and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror. 9-5 ‘Aero’ models gain leather door panels, cruise control, a trip computer, upgraded audio equipment and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror. The 9-5 Griffin models gain rain-activated windscreen wipers.

The 150 bhp 2.0-litre light pressure turbo engine has also been added to the 9-5 range, as a budget version aimed at business users. It has a carbon dioxide rating 6 g/km lower than the standard car plus lower fuel consumption; it is offered with manual transmission only, and certain options – electric sunroof, electrically-powered seats and audio upgrades – will not be offered.

A 185 bhp 2.3-litre light pressure turbo engine replaces the 170 bhp unit in the 9-5 range; this delivers improbed acceleration, better fuel economy, lower emissions and a slightly higher top speed.

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