30th August, 2005
The new Saab 9-5 Sedan and SportEstate range will
be revealed at next month's Frankfurt Motor Show.
Building on Saab’s core values of progressive design and sporty driver
involvement, the new 9-5 incorporates new styling and improved handling characteristics.
It features all-new front bodywork, with a bold new 'face' inspired by the
Saab 9X concept car and a fresh interior that includes an updated dash and trim.
Excellent chassis dynamics have been further refined, giving the driver even
closer control with faster, more direct responses for sportier handling
characteristics without compromising ride quality and refinement.
Under the bonnet, the Saab 9-5 is available in a unique range of engine
choices - petrol, diesel and ethanol. The all-turbo line-up includes:
- a new diesel engine available in Europe,
- a Saab BioPower engine that can run on any mixture of ethanol (E85) fuel and petrol for the Swedish market, and
- increased power for the top-of-the-range Aero model.
Overall, the visual impact of the new 9-5 Sedan and SportEstate
reflects the enhancements under the bodywork.
The refinements to Saab's flagship are designed to increase its appeal to
customers who value modern, progressive design and a rewarding driving
The new Saab 9-5 range is targeted for launch in Australia and New Zealand in the second quarter of next year.
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1st August, 2005
The limited edition Lamborghini Gallardo SE (Special Edition) has been launched by
Automobili Lamborghini SpA .....
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31st July, 2005
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28th July, 2005
Audi's ultimate long-wheelbase luxury limousine, the Audi A8L W12, has been launched
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28th July, 2005
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long-distance race .....
Audi A8 Forges Ahead with a Fresh New Face
27th July, 2005
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Last Hurrah for Holden's Legendary Monaro
26th July, 2005
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15th July, 2005
Audi Hungary has manufactured its ten millionth engine, a 1.8-litre four-cylinder
five-valve engine with turbocharger and an output of 165 kW, which will power a specially equipped Audi TT police vehicle
Honda To Discontinue The NSX
13th July, 2005
Honda has announced that it will discontinue production of the NSX, a vehicle
that has enjoyed considerable popularity as pure sports car and won many fans worldwide
Powerful New FSI Engine for Audi A4 and A6
22nd June, 2005
Audi has introduced an impressive, powerful new six-cylinder engine
for its A4 and A6 model range, combining the company’s exceptional FSI direct petrol injection technology
with a potent 6-cylinder engine for the first time in Australia
And some road tests: