IMPORTANT NEWS: National Electric Vehicle Sweden has agreed to buy the assets of Saab Automobile and the sale is expected to be finalized during the summer.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fuel consumption on the Saab 9-5 Sedan 2.0TiD

4.85 liters diesel per 100 km, that is the latest and lowest fuel consumption I have recorded on my Saab 9-5 Sedan 2.0 TiD so far. And I can say that I am very satisfied with the figure!

It was recorded after driving about 750 km, of which 250 km where done on two long drives and the remaining 500 km where several trips of around 40 km. Almost all the driving was done on country roads without traffic queues, with the speed being from 80 to 90 km/h. Only a 20 km was on urban roads. On my car there are 17 inches unstudded winter tires.

According to Saab's specifications the car is supposed to consume:

6.9 l/100km during city driving
4.3 l/100km during highway driving
5.3 l/100km during a combined driving cycle

All according to the 1999/10 EU directive.

I am just happy I came below 5.0 l/100km. I have no illusions about ever reaching 4.3 l/100km, which is just a laboratory figure.

And I am not the only one happy with the fuel consumption figure. Swedish car magazine Vi bilägare are doing long-term road tests of the Saab 9-5 2.0 Turbo4 and the following other cars: Dacia Duster 4X4 1,5 dCi, Ford C-Max 1,6D 115 hk, Opel Meriva 1,3 CDTI and Volvo V60 T4. They have concluded that when compared to the other cars they are testing, the Saab and the Volvo are the only cars where the deviation from the stated fuel consumption is acceptable.

The Ford consumed 34.8 percent more fuel than stated in the specifications, the Dacia 25 percent more, the Opel 22.2  percent more, the Volvo 9.2  percent more and finally the Saab 10.7 percent more.

Yet another reason to chose Saab?