Engine Saab B207L

The 2.0-liter Saab B207L turbo engine was produced at the company’s factory from 2002 to 2012 and was installed only on the second generation of the group’s most popular model with an index of 9-3. This unit is essentially a modification of the GM LK9 turbo engine 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 175
Torque output, Nm 265
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 2009)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~290 000

The engine was installed on:

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

Disadvantages of the Saab B207L engine

  • This is a reliable engine, and its only weak point is the timing chain;
  • By a run of 200,000 km, it is often necessary to change the timing chain and the balance shaft chain;
  • The turbine itself runs well, but its bypass valve fails regularly;
  • Many problems are associated with a short-lived crankcase ventilation valve;
  • Also here they do not differ in resource: ECU, gasoline pump, electric throttle and crankshaft position sensor.

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