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2012 Saab 9-5 SportCombi in AutoBild


AutoBild is a German car magazine and one of the largest in Germany. The Saab 9-5  SportCombi  is owned by Markus Lafrentz of the Saab dealership in Kiel. The article in the posted picture is a little bit hard to read because of the low resolution.

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We haven’t found the article on the AutoBild website yet but perhaps it will be posted soon.

Saab 9-5 SportCombi 2010-2012

Seconf generation Saab 9-5 built on the Global Epsilon platform was presented at the Frankfurt International Auto Show in September 2009. The vehicle had its North American debut in October 2009 at the South Florida Auto Show in Miami. On November 24, 2009, the first pre-series Saab 9-5 of the new generation rolled off the Trollhättan production line. On the Saab International Site stated below, more pictures and information on the car can be found.


With the announcement of the sale of Saab to Spyker on January 26, 2010, it was confirmed that the new generation Saab 9-5 was already taken into production at the Saab plant in Trollhättan. Full production began in April 2010, with the cars appearing in dealerships on June 19.[17] Saab introduced a wagon variant of the new 9-5, dubbed “SportCombi,” at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. The Saab 9-5 Sedan 2.8V6 Turbo has been named Car of the Year in Singapore by Wheels Asia.

As Saab’s business issues came to a head, production of 2011 9-5 models essentially ended in March 2011, when the production line in Trollhättan was stopped due to supply chain issues related to Saab’s liquidity. Total production numbers of the Gen II Saab 9-5 ended at 11280 units.

Although a number of prototype and production pilot SportCombis were produced, the variant did not enter serial production prior to Saab’s bankruptcy in December 2011. There are 27 known surviving production SportCombi vehicles, 22 of which were sold at auction between December 2012 and June 2013.

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