Engine Saab B207R

The Saab B207R 2.0-liter turbo engine was produced at the concern’s factories from 2002 to 2012 and installed on advanced modifications of the popular second-generation 9-3 Aero model. This power unit is one of the varieties of the GM LK9 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 210
Torque output, Nm 300
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 MHI TD04-11TK
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 Aero 2011)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~270 000

The engine was installed on:

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

Disadvantages of the Saab B207R engine

  • This is a completely reliable engine, but the chain resource here is rather modest;
  • Even before 200,000 km of run, the timing chain and balancer shafts are often extended;
  • The turbocharger serves well, but the bypass valve often fails;
  • A lot of trouble in this motor is associated with a short-lived valve of the crankcase ventilation system;
  • Weaknesses include the control unit, fuel pump, electric throttle and crankshaft position sensor.

3 thoughts on “Engine Saab B207R”

  1. Hello, please help.

    Does my 2006 Saab 2.0 turbo petrol motor – B207R fit the heads off my 2002 Saab 2.0 turbo petrol motor – B204E ?

    Kind regards Alan,

    1. I found vw jetta head which are not inter changeable fact micrometer tell you gasket also matchs well 100000 k later n still going diesel gf cars at the time lol

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