Those of you looking for an alternative to the standard Bimmer, Benz, or Lexus sedan now have a new option: the 2010 Saab 9-5 ($TBA). An all-new design, the 9-5 offers a choice of 2.0L gas, 2.0L diesel, 2.8L V6, or 1.6L turbocharged engines, and boasts high-end features like an aircraft-inspired head-up display, adaptive Bi-Xenon headlights, Saab's DriveSense adaptive chassis with real-tim damping control, an 8-inch touchscreen navigation system with hard disk storage for both maps and music, USB and auxiliary input ports, keyless entry and startup, tri-zone climate control, parking assistance and Saab's XWD all-wheel-drive system.
Yes, please. The 2010 Jaguar XJ finally stakes its claim as the world's sexiest luxury sedan. With a stunningly brilliant design, the new XJ sports a lightweight aluminium body structure, a panoramic glass roof, and your choice of three engines — a 5.0 liter V8 good for 385 hp ($72,500), a supercharged 5.0 liter V8 good for 470 hp ($87,500), and a Super Sport supercharged 5.0 liter V8 that's good for 510 hp ($112,000). The XJ features continuously variable damping (Adaptive Dynamics), electronically controlled rear differential (Active Differential Control), a quick ratio power-steering system, xenon headlamps, and blind spot monitor and front/rear parking aids. Inside the wood-adorned, sporty yet sophisticated interior are Virtual Instrument dials, a hard drive and media hub, along with an HD touch-screen display and an optional 1200W Bowers & Wilkins premium surround sound system.
Get great gas milage and all the performance, refinement, and race-ready handling you expect from a Bimmer with the BMW 335d Sedan ($43,900 and up). Featuring a 3.0L, turbocharged inline six advanced diesel engine, good for 265 hp and 36 mpg on highway, the 335d also features niceties like an onboard navigation system with traffic alerts, BMW Assist with Bluetooth, iPod/iPhone integration, run-flat tires, and more.
The Jaguar XF gets bolder (and faster) with the upcoming 2010 Jaguar XFR ($TBA). Powered by an all-new supercharged 5.0-liter V8, the souped up sedan is good for 510 hp and 461lb-ft of torque, letting you gun the red light to a 0-60mph time of only 4.7 seconds. The XFR sports a new front-end design (with larger lower grille, new black-finished mesh and chrome outboard air intakes), 20-inch Nevis alloy wheels, hood louvres, four polished exhaust pipes, and an aerodynamically functional rear spoiler and side sills.
Looking for the utility of a Passat with the looks and handling of a sport coupe? The new Volkswagen CC ($27,000 and up) was made just for you. This 4-door coupe sports some of the most aggressive styling yet seen in a VW, and backs it up with either a 2.0L turbo four-cylinder or 3.6L, 280hp VR6 engine, optional 4motion all-wheel drive, and high-end features like adaptive headlights that turn with the car, a panoramic sunroof, dual-zone climate control, an optional navigation system, and more. Think of it as a half-price Mercedes CLS.