The 2.3-liter Saab B234E turbo engine was produced by the company only from 1994 to 1998 and was installed only on the restyled version of the model with the 9000 index in the EcoPower modification. This 0.55 bar supercharged engine was considered the weakest power unit in its lineup.
|Fuel system||distributed injection|
|Power output, hp||170|
|Torque output, Nm||260|
|Cylinder block||cast iron R4|
|Block head||aluminum 16v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||90|
|Piston stroke, mm||90|
|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|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Saab 9000 1995)
|Engine lifespan, km||~320 000|
The engine was installed on:
- Saab 9000 I in 1994 – 1998.
Disadvantages of the Saab B234E engine
- This is a reliable engine, and all the described breakdowns happen at high mileage;
- The main problems here are delivered by the block of balancers and many simply remove it;
- After lighting up or with a rare change of candles, the ignition cassette often burns;
- By a run of 250,000 km, the oil pump usually wears out and the timing chain is extended;
- Very rarely, but there have been cases of unscrewing the connecting rod caps, which is fatal for the engine.