2000 9-5 Aero to debut September 14 at Frankfurt Motor Show
Norcross, GA - This fall, Saab Cars USA will introduce the 9-5 Aero, a high-performance addition to its 9-5 model line. Featuring a high-output turbocharged 2.3-liter, 4-cylinder engine that delivers 230 horsepower and 252 Ib.-ft. of torque, an enhanced sports chassis and improved aerodynamics, this sports sedan builds on the performance heritage of its predecessor, the 9000 Aero, while adding all the innovative technologies and luxury amenities of the current 9-5 model line.
The 2000 9-5 Aero features a host of performance enhancements including lower and stiffer suspension, more powerful brakes and 17-inch light alloy wheels—all of which contribute to aggressive ride and handling abilities. It is available with either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. These performance features are complemented by sporty exterior and interior styling changes, including flared rocker panels, a front chin spoiler, a rear bumper extension and a sport steering wheel.
Saab launched its first Aero model at the Brussels Motor Show in 1984. Like its Saab 9000 Aero predecessor, the new Saab 9-5 Aero has been developed for driving enthusiasts who desire a performance-oriented variant of a Saab model.
The 2000 Saab 9-5 Aero will be unveiled at the Frankfurt International Motor Show on September 14, 1999 and will go on sale in October.