We look at the latest Saab 9-5 tuning parts and recommend the best mods. Read our complete 9-5 tuning guide.
Available in standard form with power of upto 260bhp (depending on the year), so this goes to show the tuning potential of the 9-5. From this you can increase the power from anywhere between 286bhp to 442bhp which seems almost too good to be true but is possible if you have deep pockets.
To go over the 100bhp per 1000cc limit you would need to be running a pretty serious forced induction setup. If you head for a maximum power figure you need to expect a lot of unreliability. See this link for more details on Engine Tuning
The more powerful 9-5 Saloons provide a suitable donor engine for the lower powered models in the range. Saab certainly know what they are doing when it comes to making a fun car and the more powerful 9-5s provide and excellent tuning base to work from. Top of your list for tuning mods will be a sports exhaust system, a fuel boost valve (for a snappy throttle response) and a good quality induction kit.
The modification that gives the biggest power gain on your car would be a fast road cam. Getting better flow through the head of the engine would reward your 9-5 with more power. So get the engine head polished and ported.
The 9-5s come in various power levels right up to 260bhp as per the 9-5 Saloon If you apply a few tuning mods to this model of 9-5 you will see power gains from anywhere between 286bhp to 442bhp. But this sort of power requires some pretty heavy investment and a hell of a lot of engine work. .
Saab put together a nice package but the turbo 9-5 owners have a real tuners dream. A remap and Intercooler will add a lot of power to the engine and in some cases you can double your power. The most powerful 9-5 has a healthy 260 bhp. In a competition setting you may well, with some forced induction, reboring and other major work see power figures between 338 bhp to 494bhp with mods we have outlined above.) High on your list of mods for your 9-5 should be handling improvements. Although lowering improves handling you should stick to a drop of 35mm.
Soon the car tuning guide will offer more detailed and in depth tuning guides for the 9-5 so bookmark this site and we hope to see you again.
These sites provide useful further reference on the mods we have recommended:
Car Tuning – TorqueCars cover just about everything on car tuning and car mods.