The Swedish company produced the 2.3-liter Saab B234R turbo engine from 1993 to 1997 and installed it on the 9000 model in two versions: 225 hp for manual transmission or 200 hp for automatic transmission. This motor was the most powerful in the line and was equipped with a TD04HL turbine with a boost of 1.08 bar.
2.3-liter H-series engines: B234E, B234i, B234R, B235E, B235R.
|Fuel system||distributed injection|
|Power output, hp||200 – 225|
|Torque output, Nm||294 – 342|
|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 1996)
|Engine lifespan, km||~300 000|
The engine was installed on:
- Saab 9000 I in 1993 – 1997.
Disadvantages of the Saab B234R engine
- This is a very reliable motor, most breakdowns occur at high mileage.
- The block of balancers delivers the bulk of the trouble, many simply remove it.
- If the spark plugs are changed infrequently, the ignition cassette may burn out.
- Timing chain stretching or oil pump wear occurs only after 250,000 km.
- Rare cases of engine failure due to unscrewed connecting rod caps were recorded.