After what has got to be one of the most tumultuous gestations in recent automotive history, the 2010 Saab 9-5 is now just months away from hitting showrooms. Having endured the lengthy sale process between GM and Spyker, Saab is finally readying its new 9-5 for sale and has revealed that the range-topping Aero will start at $49,990 when it goes on sale this July.
That may be a significant leap over the 2009 model’s $42,000 asking price but remember that the new model in Aero trim will come with a 300 horsepower 2.8-liter turbocharged V-6, XWD all-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission.
Furthermore, cheaper versions will start to arrive this fall, coming in as 2011 models. These will include a 220 horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder model with front-wheel drive that will start under $40,000.
Differentiating the more expensive models from the lesser ones will be things like sports suspension, the aforementioned XWD system, an electronic limited slip differential, and Saab’s new DriveSense adaptive chassis with real-time damping control.
Interestingly, the new pricing scheme is almost identical to what fellow Swede Volvo charges for its S80 flagship sedan, as well as Cadillac and its CTS. For more details on the new 2010 Saab 9-5, check out our previous story by clicking here.
[Saab via Kicking Tires]