Engine Saab B204E

The 2.0-liter Saab B204E turbo engine was assembled by the Swedish concern from 1994 to 2000 and was installed on the restyled version of the 9000 model, as well as the 9-3 model of the first years of production. This power unit with a boost of 0.4 bar is the youngest in its line of turbo engines.

2.0-liter H-series engines: B204E, B204i, B204L, B205E.


Production years 1994-2000
Displacement, cc 1985
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 150 – 154
Torque output, Nm 219
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 90
Piston stroke, mm 78
Compression ratio 9.2
Features Trionic 5
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging Garrett TB25
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.0 (together with an oil change in the cooler, 5.4 liters are needed)
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2/3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Saab 9000 1997)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Saab 9000 I in 1994 – 1998;
  • Saab 9-3 I (YS3D) in 1998 – 2000.

Disadvantages of the Saab B204E engine

  • This is a reliable and resourceful turbo engine, and breakdowns happen at high mileage;
  • The weak point of the design is the block of balancers, many simply remove it;
  • If the spark plugs are changed infrequently, the ignition cassette may burn out;
  • Closer to 250,000 km, the oil pump usually needs attention and the timing chain is stretched;
  • Rare cases of unscrewing the connecting rod caps were recorded, which is fatal for the engine.

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