Engine Saab B205E

The 2.0-liter Saab B205E turbo engine was assembled by the Swedish concern from 1998 to 2009 and was installed on the first generation of the company’s most popular models with indices 9-3 and 9-5. This motor, in essence, was a lightweight modification of the well-known B234E turboset.

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


Production years 1998-2009
Displacement, cc 1985
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 150
Torque output, Nm 240
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 90
Piston stroke, mm 78
Compression ratio 8.8
Features intercooler
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging Garrett GT1752S
Recommended engine oil 0W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.0
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 3/4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Saab 9-5 2000)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Saab 9-3 I (YS3D) in 2000 – 2002;
  • Saab 9-5 I (YS3E) in 1998 – 2009.

Disadvantages of the Saab B205E engine

  • Turbo engines of this series suffer from constant oil leaks, especially at the joints;
  • Hydraulic lifters do not differ in endurance and can knock up to 150,000 km;
  • On the same run, the oil pump is already decently worn out, which is dangerous for liners;
  • Oil scraper rings lie at about 200,000 km and oil consumption appears;
  • Lightweight pistons do not tolerate serious forcing and can simply burn out;
  • Another standard procedure is to get rid of rattling balancers;
  • The weak points of the engine also include a turbine, an ignition cassette and an electric throttle.

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