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I've compiled a list of Saab engines with their engine code, both Saab secific and by reading the 8th character in the vehicles VIN. Hope this helps those who need it. This is specific to North American Saab's only, don't know if these are the same for European and Oceania Saab's.

1994
900S 4 cyl. 2.1L F.I. (VIN E) B212I
900S 4 cyl. 2.3L F.I. (VIN B) 16V B234I
900SE 4 cyl. 2.0L F.I. Turbo (VIN N) B202L
900SE V6 2.5L F.I. (VIN V) B258I

1995

900S 4 cyl. 2.3L F.I. (VIN B) 16V B234I
900SE 4 cyl. 2.0L F.I. Turbo (VIN N) B204L
900SE V6 2.5L F.I. (VIN V) B258I

1996

900S 4 cyl. 2.3L F.I. (VIN B) 16V B234I
900SE 4 cyl. 2.0L F.I. Turbo (VIN N) B204L
900SE V6 2.5L F.I. (VIN V) B258I

1997

900S 4 cyl. 2.3L F.I. (VIN B) 16V B234I
900SE 4 cyl. 2.0L F.I. Turbo (VIN N) B204L
900SE V6 2.5L F.I. (VIN V) B258I

1998

900S 4 cyl. 2.3L F.I. (VIN B) 16V
900SE 4 cyl. 2.0L F.I. Turbo (VIN N)
9-3 4 cyl. 2.0L F.I. Turbo (VIN N)

1999

9-3 4 cyl. 2.0L F.I. Turbo (VIN N)
9-3 4 cyl. 2.0L F.I. H.O. Turbo (VIN P)
9-3 VIGGEN 4 cyl. 2.3L F.I. H.O. Turbo (VIN G)
2000

9-3 4 cyl. 2.0L F.I. Turbo (VIN H)
9-3 SE 4 cyl. 2.0L F.I. H.O. Turbo (VIN K)
9-3 VIGGEN 4 cyl. 2.3L F.I. H.O. Turbo (VIN G)

2001

9-3 4 cyl. 2.0L F.I. Turbo (VIN H)
9-3 SE 4 cyl. 2.0L F.I. H.O. Turbo (VIN K)
9-3 VIGGEN 4 cyl. 2.3L F.I. H.O. Turbo (VIN G)

2002

9-3 4 cyl. 2.0L F.I. Turbo (VIN H)
9-3 SE 4 cyl. 2.0L F.I. H.O. Turbo (VIN K)
9-3 VIGGEN 4 cyl. 2.3L F.I. H.O. Turbo (VIN G)

2003

9-3 SE 4 cyl. 2.0L F.I. H.O. Turbo (VIN K)
9-3 VECTOR 4 cyl. 2.0L F.I. H.O. Turbo (VIN Y)
9-3 ARC 4 cyl. 2.0L F.I. H.O. Turbo (VIN Y)
9-3 LINEAR 4 cyl. 2.0L F.I. Turbo (VIN S)

2004

9-3 ARC 4 cyl. 2.0L F.I. H.O. Turbo (VIN Y)
9-3 AERO 4 cyl. 2.0L F.I. H.O. Turbo (VIN Y)
9-3 LINEAR 4 cyl. 2.0L F.I. Turbo (VIN S)

2005

9-3 AERO 4 cyl. 2.0L F.I. H.O. Turbo (VIN Y)
9-3 ARC 4 cyl. 2.0L F.I. H.O. Turbo (VIN Y)
9-3 LINEAR 4 cyl. 2.0L F.I. Turbo (VIN S)

2006

9-3 4 cyl. 2.0L F.I. H.O. Turbo (VIN Y)
9-3 V6 2.8L F.I. Twin-Turbo (VIN U)
9-3 SportCombi 4 cyl. 2.0L F.I. H.O. Turbo (VIN Y)
9-3 SportCombi V6 2.8L F.I. Twin-Turbo (VIN U)

2007

9-3 4 cyl. 2.0L F.I. H.O. Turbo (VIN Y)
9-3 V6 2.8L F.I. Twin-Turbo (VIN U)
9-3 SportCombi 4 cyl. 2.0L F.I. H.O. Turbo (VIN Y)
9-3 SportCombi V6 2.8L F.I. Twin-Turbo (VIN U)

2008

9-3 4 cyl. 2.0L F.I. H.O. Turbo (VIN Y)
9-3 V6 2.8L F.I. Twin-Turbo (VIN U)
 

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Isn't the 2.3L in the Viggen and 9-5 Aero a B235R?

And isn't the 2.0L in the 00-02 9-3 SE model (the High Output Turbo) a B205R?
 

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mike saunders said:
Isn't the 2.3L in the Viggen and 9-5 Aero a B235R?

And isn't the 2.0L in the 00-02 9-3 SE model (the High Output Turbo) a B205R?
Yeah, it's a G in the VIN, but it is the B235R engine. And there never was a B205K engine, it was B205L, B205E and B205R.
 

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Cliche` said:
Yeah, it's a G in the VIN, but it is the B235R engine. And there never was a B205K engine, it was B205L, B205E and B205R.
Yeah when I was putting this all together the main idea was to concentrate on VIN 8th character letters used to designate the type of engine. The Saab engine codes are probably not accurate (B205K/L/E/R for example), but the Letter in the 8th character is correct.
 

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Am I reading that correctly above where it states the "U" engine code for 2006 - 2008 designates a twin turbo?? Never heard of a twin turbo on any Saab....
 
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