Engine Saab B207E

The 2.0-liter Saab B207E turbo engine was assembled at the concern’s factories from 2002 to 2012 and was installed only on the second generation of the popular 9-3 model throughout its release. This turbo engine is essentially a modification of the GM LK9 unit and is similar to the Opel Z20NET.

R4 GM-engine: B207E, B207L, B207R.


Production years 2002-2012
Displacement, cc 1998
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 150
Torque output, Nm 240
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 86
Piston stroke, mm 86
Compression ratio 9.5
Features intercooler
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging Garrett GT2052S (until 2006)
MHI TD04-11TK (since 2006)
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.7
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4/5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Saab 9-3 2005)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Saab 9-3 II (YS3F) in 2002 – 2012.

Disadvantages of the Saab B207E engine

  • This is a very reliable motor and its main problem is the low life of the chains;
  • By about 200,000 km, you have to change the timing chain and the balance shaft chain;
  • The turbine here serves quite well, but its bypass valve often fails;
  • A short-lived crankcase ventilation valve delivers a lot of problems;
  • Weaknesses include an electric throttle, a gasoline pump, a control unit and a crankshaft position sensor.

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