The 2010-2012 Saab 9-5 was built on GM's global Epsilon platform, shared with the Chevrolet Impala, Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet Malibu, Opel Insignia, and Buick Regal. Personally, I find the 9-5 to be the prettiest of the breed, but some considered the Simon Padian and Anders Gustafsson styling bland when new. To be fair, the naysayers are the same folks who like the monstrous Toyota fang-grill and Jeep Rancor.
This 9-5 Aero is powered by a 2.8 liter turbocharged V6 that puts 295 horsepower and 295 ft-lbs of torque to all four wheels. Before you start opening the champagne and calling this an STi/Evo fighter, you need to understand that the 9-5 was a heavy car (almost 4400 lbs) and is stuck with a slow shifting 6-speed slushbox. I'm not even sure you could call it an S4/S60R competitor, because the Aero takes 6.5 seconds to reach 60mph. Maybe a Buick LaCrosse/Regal competitor?
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