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2010 Saab 9-5 sedan - Click above for high-res image gallery

We've already heard about the five engine options slated for the Saab 9-5 upon its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next week. Apparently, there's plenty more on the horizon in the coming years, including Saab's first production hybrid powertrain. According to Autocar, the hybrid system will match diesel fuel economy numbers while providing lower emissions and competitive performance.

It seems Saab will pair an electric motor with excellent torque characteristics right from idle with a highly-tuned 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that puts out 120 horsepower. That gasoline-fed powerplant should be able to manage good power at higher engine speeds, making for adequate overall acceleration across the rev range.

If there's any truth to this rumor, Saab is planning to use a relatively small battery pack that's not expected to power the car for long periods of time. Pricing information isn't yet known, but the Swedish automaker is said to want to undercut upcoming hybrids from its German competition.


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[Source: Autocar]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I always had a softspot for SAAB as a neighbor of mine had one when I was growing up. It was different which made me interested in the car at the time. This will be great to see in person. Personally, the hybrid system sounds like an advanced version of the BAS, but with Li-ion batteries and upgraded everything to make it more efficient. Hopefully the results will be better than the gen 1 set.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The new 9-5 will look spectacular in black with the Aero X-style rims.. Wow!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is this new saab?

      front looks like a 2004-2007 Hyundai sonata.

      and They already chinese car. it bought by china maker.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like the car a lot anyway, so I think this would be a great addition to the SAAB lineup.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It looks better in bronze: http://www.saabsverige.com
      • 5 Years Ago
      Could this be the same system being used in the LaCrosse and next generation Malibu?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Another great addition to the Autoblog lineup is a FIX to the commenting system...!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, what a stunner!