Engine Saab D207L

The 1.9-liter diesel engine Saab D207L or 1.9 TiD was produced from 2004 to 2010 and was installed on a couple of the most popular models of the Swedish concern with indexes 9-3 and 9-5. This 16-valve engine was created by Fiat and is similar to the Opel Z19DTH power unit.

Saab diesel engines: D207E, D207L, D207R, D223L, D308L.


Production years 2004-2010
Displacement, cc 1910
Fuel system Common Rail
Power output, hp 150
Torque output, Nm 320
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 82
Piston stroke, mm 90.4
Compression ratio 17.5
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging Garrett GT1749MV
Recommended engine oil 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.6
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Saab 9-5 2007)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 185

The engine was installed on:

  • Saab 9-3 II (YS3F) in 2004 – 2010;
  • Saab 9-5 I (YS3E) in 2005 – 2010.

Disadvantages of the Saab D207L engine

  • Most engine problems are related to intake manifold swirl flaps.
  • When worn, they begin to close at random, wedge, and may even fall off.
  • The fuel system is very reliable and only the metering valve regularly bothers.
  • At high mileage, nozzles often start to pour, but they are quite suitable for repairs.
  • Sometimes the exhaust manifold cracks or deforms in the area of the 4th cylinder.

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