Concept to Reality – 2006 SAAB Aero-X to 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 Aero XWD

Concept to Reality – 2006 SAAB Aero-X to 2013 SAAB 9-5

Need a reason to save SAAB? Here it is: the 2006 Aero-X concept — which presented a number of jaw-dropping ideas for a potential Swedish GT supercar.

Concept to Reality -- 2006 SAAB Aero-X GIF

This template and aesthetic was the guiding light for the production 9-5 that never quite made it to volume production.

2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 XWD Aero -- 48 HQ Photos -- The Coolest AWD, Turbo V6 Limo You Cannot Buy GIF1

So how close is the Aero-X to the doomed 9-5? You be the judge — but we’d say: very, very close.

Front Angles

Concept to Reality -- 2006 SAAB Aero-X to 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 Aero XWD 4 Concept to Reality -- 2006 SAAB Aero-X to 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 Aero XWD 5 Concept to Reality -- 2006 SAAB Aero-X to 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 Aero XWD 30

2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 XWD Aero -- 48 HQ Photos -- The Coolest AWD, Turbo V6 Limo You Cannot Buy 23 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 XWD Aero -- 48 HQ Photos -- The Coolest AWD, Turbo V6 Limo You Cannot Buy 21 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 XWD Aero -- 48 HQ Photos -- The Coolest AWD, Turbo V6 Limo You Cannot Buy 20 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 XWD Aero -- 48 HQ Photos -- The Coolest AWD, Turbo V6 Limo You Cannot Buy 5 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 XWD Aero -- 48 HQ Photos -- The Coolest AWD, Turbo V6 Limo You Cannot Buy 21 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 XWD Aero -- 48 HQ Photos -- The Coolest AWD, Turbo V6 Limo You Cannot Buy 22 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 XWD Aero -- 48 HQ Photos -- The Coolest AWD, Turbo V6 Limo You Cannot Buy 2 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 XWD Aero -- 48 HQ Photos -- The Coolest AWD, Turbo V6 Limo You Cannot Buy 3 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 XWD Aero -- 48 HQ Photos -- The Coolest AWD, Turbo V6 Limo You Cannot Buy 4 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 XWD Aero -- 48 HQ Photos -- The Coolest AWD, Turbo V6 Limo You Cannot Buy GIF1

Front Three-Quarter Angles

Concept to Reality -- 2006 SAAB Aero-X to 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 Aero XWD 1 Concept to Reality -- 2006 SAAB Aero-X to 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 Aero XWD 2 Concept to Reality -- 2006 SAAB Aero-X to 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 Aero XWD 3 Concept to Reality -- 2006 SAAB Aero-X to 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 Aero XWD 20 Concept to Reality -- 2006 SAAB Aero-X to 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 Aero XWD 21

2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 XWD Aero -- 48 HQ Photos -- The Coolest AWD, Turbo V6 Limo You Cannot Buy 7 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 XWD Aero -- 48 HQ Photos -- The Coolest AWD, Turbo V6 Limo You Cannot Buy 6 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 XWD Aero -- 48 HQ Photos -- The Coolest AWD, Turbo V6 Limo You Cannot Buy 43 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 XWD Aero -- 48 HQ Photos -- The Coolest AWD, Turbo V6 Limo You Cannot Buy 44 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 XWD Aero -- 48 HQ Photos -- The Coolest AWD, Turbo V6 Limo You Cannot Buy 5

Side Profiles

Concept to Reality -- 2006 SAAB Aero-X to 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 Aero XWD 6 Concept to Reality -- 2006 SAAB Aero-X to 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 Aero XWD 7 Concept to Reality -- 2006 SAAB Aero-X to 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 Aero XWD 8 Concept to Reality -- 2006 SAAB Aero-X to 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 Aero XWD 18 Concept to Reality -- 2006 SAAB Aero-X to 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 Aero XWD 23

2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 XWD Aero -- 48 HQ Photos -- The Coolest AWD, Turbo V6 Limo You Cannot Buy 18 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 XWD Aero -- 48 HQ Photos -- The Coolest AWD, Turbo V6 Limo You Cannot Buy 8 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 XWD Aero -- 48 HQ Photos -- The Coolest AWD, Turbo V6 Limo You Cannot Buy 45

INTERIORS

Concept to Reality -- 2006 SAAB Aero-X to 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 Aero XWD 25 Concept to Reality -- 2006 SAAB Aero-X to 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 Aero XWD 26 Concept to Reality -- 2006 SAAB Aero-X to 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 Aero XWD 27 Concept to Reality -- 2006 SAAB Aero-X to 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 Aero XWD 28 Concept to Reality -- 2006 SAAB Aero-X to 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 Aero XWD 29

2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 XWD Aero -- 48 HQ Photos -- The Coolest AWD, Turbo V6 Limo You Cannot Buy 36 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 XWD Aero -- 48 HQ Photos -- The Coolest AWD, Turbo V6 Limo You Cannot Buy 35 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 XWD Aero -- 48 HQ Photos -- The Coolest AWD, Turbo V6 Limo You Cannot Buy 27 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 XWD Aero -- 48 HQ Photos -- The Coolest AWD, Turbo V6 Limo You Cannot Buy 29

Rear Three-Quarter Angles

Concept to Reality -- 2006 SAAB Aero-X to 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 Aero XWD 10 Concept to Reality -- 2006 SAAB Aero-X to 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 Aero XWD 11 Concept to Reality -- 2006 SAAB Aero-X to 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 Aero XWD 12 Concept to Reality -- 2006 SAAB Aero-X to 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 Aero XWD 13 Concept to Reality -- 2006 SAAB Aero-X to 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 Aero XWD 19 Concept to Reality -- 2006 SAAB Aero-X to 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 Aero XWD 22 Concept to Reality -- 2006 SAAB Aero-X to 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 Aero XWD 23 Concept to Reality -- 2006 SAAB Aero-X to 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 Aero XWD 24

2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 XWD Aero -- 48 HQ Photos -- The Coolest AWD, Turbo V6 Limo You Cannot Buy 16 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 XWD Aero -- 48 HQ Photos -- The Coolest AWD, Turbo V6 Limo You Cannot Buy 11 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 XWD Aero -- 48 HQ Photos -- The Coolest AWD, Turbo V6 Limo You Cannot Buy 15 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 XWD Aero -- 48 HQ Photos -- The Coolest AWD, Turbo V6 Limo You Cannot Buy 46

Rear Angles

Concept to Reality -- 2006 SAAB Aero-X to 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 Aero XWD 15 Concept to Reality -- 2006 SAAB Aero-X to 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 Aero XWD 31 Concept to Reality -- 2006 SAAB Aero-X to 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 Aero XWD 32 Concept to Reality -- 2006 SAAB Aero-X to 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 Aero XWD 33

 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 XWD Aero -- 48 HQ Photos -- The Coolest AWD, Turbo V6 Limo You Cannot Buy 13 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 XWD Aero -- 48 HQ Photos -- The Coolest AWD, Turbo V6 Limo You Cannot Buy 22 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 XWD Aero -- 48 HQ Photos -- The Coolest AWD, Turbo V6 Limo You Cannot Buy 2 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 XWD Aero -- 48 HQ Photos -- The Coolest AWD, Turbo V6 Limo You Cannot Buy 5 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 XWD Aero -- 48 HQ Photos -- The Coolest AWD, Turbo V6 Limo You Cannot Buy 21Concept to Reality -- 2006 SAAB Aero-X GIF Concept to Reality -- 2006 SAAB Aero-X to 2013 SAAB 9-5 Turbo6 Aero XWD 31