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Performance on a higher level.
The Saab 9-5 Aero is a special version offering a higher level of performance and driving pleasure. You’ll notice this even before entering the car — the lightweight aluminium wheels, spoilers and skirts are there for good reason.
The Saab 9-5 Aero has a new 2.3 litre turbocharged engine producing 230 hp, with up to no less than 350 Nm of torque. This alone makes this the most powerful engine in the 9-5 range.
Moreover, with manual transmission there is an over-boost function that provides an additional surge of power under full acceleration, producing up to 240 hp and 370 Nm for 20 seconds, What this means in terms of overtaking power is easy to imagine, but it really needs to be experienced behind the wheel.
In order to fully exploit the available power, the Saab 9-5 Aero has a sports chassis. Increased rigidity, firmer springs and stiffer dampers mean better performance in bends, better acceleration and better braking performance. What is more, the switchable Traction Control System (TCS) is fitted as standard.
A 16 Inch braking system Is standard equipment on the Saab 9-5 Aero. Large ventilated front discs and more heat-resistant brake linings mean powerful brakes that are well up to long, hard spells behind the wheel.
The Saab 9-5 is one of the safest cars in the world — the result of a host of innovations and long-term research. The way in which the various safety devices and systems function on the road is at least as important to us as the results of exhaustive tests. It is the whole integrated package that is of interest — the car’s ability to help you avoid potential dangers is as important as the protection it offers once a collision becomes reality.
Avoid and Protect - Real-Life Safety
The Saab 9-5 is designed to help you avoid accidents in the first place. But should a collision none the less take place, the Saab 9-5 offers you outstanding protection.
We carry out all the required safety tests, but we have also studied thousands of actual acci dents and run our own test pro grammes to levels beyond legislative demands.
The basic design features a robust safety cage which in turn is surrounded by softer crumple zones. What sets Saab apart from other cars is its under-skin design, which provides better crash protection at a wide range of angles and with many different types of vehicle and objects.
In a Saab 9-5, all five seats are equipped with a three-point seat-belt and all the outer seatbelts feature automatic height adjustment The front seatbelts feature pre tensioners and load limiters: in a crash, the belt is first tightened across the occupant’s body, then released slightly. As a result the belt is optimally positioned while the load on the body is minimised.
Front airbags are fitted as standard and our side airbags are integrated into the front seat backrests so they are in the right position irrespective of seat adjustment
The Saab 9-S also offers excellent protection from load-induced injuries. Our standards are far tougher than any official norms In this respect We run our tests with heavier, more realistic loads and at higher speeds to ensure that our load-shifting protection works in real-life conditions.
At Saab, we have been developing side-impact protection continuously for more than 25 years. Today, sturdy beams are supplemented with energy-absorbing elements, reinforcements and padding as well as gently rounded door panels. Two-part full height side airbags are fitted as standard in the front seats. However, the simple fact Is that the Saab 9-5 meets the toughest safety standards in existence even without its side airbags.
Active head restraints
Saab has developed the world’s first active system to help reduce the risk of whiplash injuries. The Saab Active Head Restraint (SAHR) is fitted to the front seats of the Saab 9-5.
In a rear-end crash, the head restraint Is activated by the body weight of the seat’s occupant. The head restraint moves upwards and forwards, thus catching the head as it moves backwards.
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