what octane gas is required for this vehicle

Asked by Sep 22, 2012 at 04:23 PM about the 2008 Saab 9-5 SportCombi

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From Page 148 of the 2008 Saab 9-5 Owners Manual: "Gasoline Octane Use premium unleaded gasoline with a posted octane of 93 or higher for best performance. You may also use regular unleaded gasoline rated at 87 octane or higher, but your vehicle's acceleration may be slightly reduced."

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Thanks to both Henri and Nathaniel! I've driven Saabs for a very long time and have a mechanic I trust. I'm overdue to buy a newer model, and am not wanting to be stuck with one where you can only use the higher octane. I do mostly city driving, so i don't foresee that reduced acceleration would be a problem. I'm so happy I found this site, and thanks again!

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All 9-5's can also be converted to E85 ethanol.

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As you have a turbocharger in that Saab, my Saab mechanic in highly recommends I use premium fuel. Keeps things running smooth and clean. One of the main factors for a long lasting turbocharged car. Full synthetic oil is also a must. otherwise these cars will last a while

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