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.
|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|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||4.0 (together with an oil change in the cooler, 5.4 liters are needed)|
|Euro standards||EURO 2/3|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Saab 9000 1997)
|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.