Engine Saab D207R

The 1.9-liter diesel engine Saab D207R or 1.9 TTiD was produced from 2007 to 2011 and was installed only on advanced versions of the restyled second-generation 9-3 model. This power unit was created by Fiat and is completely similar to the Opel Z19DTR engine.

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


Production years 2007-2011
Displacement, cc 1910
Fuel system Common Rail
Power output, hp 160 – 180
Torque output, Nm 360 – 400
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 82
Piston stroke, mm 90.4
Compression ratio 16.5
Features TwinTurbo
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging BorgWarner R2S
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 9-3 2008)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Saab 9-3 II (YS3F) in 2007 – 2011.

Disadvantages of the Saab D207R engine

  • Most of the problems in the units of this series are delivered by intake swirl flaps;
  • They wear out quickly, and then begin to wedge or fall off altogether;
  • There is little trouble with the fuel system, often only the metering valve fails;
  • The BorgWarner Twin Turbine is generally reliable, but its price won’t make you happy;
  • There are cracks and deformation of the exhaust manifold in the region of the 4th cylinder.

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