The Saab 9-5 is powered by a turbocharged and intercooled 2.3-liter 4-in-line with 170 hp or a larger turbocharged and intercooled 3.0-liter V-6 with 200 hp. Choose between a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic. ABS comes standard. Available in sedan and wagon models.
1998 SAAB 9 5
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|Engine size - Displacement - Engine capacity:||2300 cm3|
|Transmission Gearbox - Number of speeds:||Automatic|
|Drive wheels - Traction - Drivetrain:||FF|
|Price (out of date):||$17900|
1998 SAAB 9 5 specs, Engine size 2.3l., Fuel type Gasoline, Drive wheels FF, Transmission Gearbox Automatic
The 9-5 is available with sedan and station wagon body styles. Aerodynamically, the sedan's drag coefficient is 0.29, and the station wagon's is 0.31 (U.S. version 0.33), which was introduced in 1999. It features such innovations as tracks to secure cargo down and a sliding load floor to make loading easier.
Badged as a 95, Saab consistently advertises it as the 9-5. The name is pronounced "nine five" rather than "ninety five". This model should not be confused with the Saab 95, produced from 1959 to 1978.
The 9-5 is powered by Saab's B205 and B235 straight-4 engines, and in Europe by Alfa Romeo's 1.9 JTD 16V diesel straight-4. A version of the GM 54° V6 powered by a unique asymmetrical low-pressure turbocharger was available from 1999 to 2003. This engine was available only with an automatic transmission, and cars with this engine installed are distinguishable by their twin tailpipes. It was only available on Arc, SE, and Griffin models. In 2004, the V6 engine was replaced by a high pressure turbo straight-4 engine producing 220hp (160kW). By 2008 this engine was producing 260hp (190kW) even in the non-Aero model (US model).
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