NORCROSS, Ga. - The Saab 9-5 Wagon is an extremely sporting and dynamic car. As with any Saab, it combines an inspiring driving experience with high levels of safety. Additionally, it's useful for the everyday needs of both families and people who enjoy being active and want a car that reflects their lifestyle.
For 2000 - following the launch of the 9-5 Wagon in the spring of 1999 - Saab adds more value with performance, safety and convenience enhancements.
SE Models Feature V-6 Engine
For 2000, Saab will offer an SE version of the 9-5 Wagon (akin to the SE Sedan). All 9-5 SE Wagons are available only with the 3.0L V-6 light pressure asymmetrically turbocharged engine that generates 200 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 229 lb.-ft. of torque from 2,500 to 4,000 rpm. All SE models also receive a standard automatic dimming rearview mirror that improves night-driving visibility.
Entry level Saab 9-5 Wagons will continue to offer the 170 horsepower 2.3L 4-cylinder light-pressure turbocharged engine. These models can be upgraded with a new Premium Package, which includes leather interior, a memory function for the driver's side 8-way power seat and a Harman/Kardon audio system.
Standard Traction Control System (TCS) and Sunroof
For enhanced driving control in inclement weather conditions, the Saab Traction Control System (TCS) is now standard equipment on all 9-5 models (previously only available, standard, on V-6 models). Saab's TCS is an "all-speed" system that modulates ABS braking and electronic throttle to optimize the traction of the front drive wheels. Saab also continues to offer a sunroof as standard equipment on all 9-5 Wagons.
New 16" Alloy Wheels on Entry Level 9-5's
All entry level 9-5 Wagons will come standard with newly designed 16-inch ten-spoke light alloy wheels, while 9-5 SE Wagons continue to feature the existing, premium 16-inch five-spoke light alloy wheels.
All 9-5 Wagons offer an optional 17-inch BBS multi-spoke design alloy wheel. It features a bright diamond satin paint finish that appears like a polished wheel but provides outstanding durability.