THE 2010 SAAB 9-5 is scheduled to debut at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show in September, and as the event draws nearer, anticipation for Saab's first all-new 9-5 flagship in 13 years is high.
Now, months before the new model's unveiling, the first computer renderings of the 2010 9-5 sedan and wagon have leaked, making their way online as all good leaked information does.
Of course, being mere renderings, it is possible that these images represent an earlier concept and not the final production design of the new 9-5. However, the renderings are understood to have originated from within Saab's offices.
The 2010 Saab 9-5 is built on a lengthened and revised version of GM's front-wheel-drive Epsilon II platform - which underpins the Opel Insignia - stretching over 5 metres and riding on a 2840mm wheelbase (140mm longer than the current 9-5).
Power will come from a range of petrol and turbodiesel engines, including a 260kW petrol 3.6 litre V6, a 157kW 2.0 litre four-cylinder and an efficient 2.8 litre V6. An all-wheel-drive setup is expected to be offered with the top-of-the-line V6.
[via Saabs United]