The Saab 2.3-16 Engine (MY 1991-2009)

Posted on 03. Nov, 2008 by in 2000-2009


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The 2.3 liter 16-valve Saab engine engineered and built in Sodertalje, Sweden, the SCANIA factory, is now coming to an end with the 2009 Saab 9-5 model to receive the final installations since GM has recently sold the facility.

This engine first made its debut for 1991 model years, which was a significant upgrade from the 2.0 liter engines of the past that came into play in 1985. This engine with dual-overhead cams had new twin-balance shafts, allowed for a much smoother and reliable experience than their counterparts.

The first Saab model to receive the 2.3 liter engine was the 1991 9000 which ran until 1998, followed by the NG 900 1994-1998, 9-3 (1999-2001), as well as the 9-5 (1998-2009).

It has been touted as a one of the most reliable engines to be developed by Saab Automobile’s engine development operations in Södertalje, Sweden, and it makes sense because this was the same factory that built the SCANIA trucks, so long-term reliability and durability part of the process.

The question here is, what right-sized Saab engineered engine will be replacing it?

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3 Responses to “The Saab 2.3-16 Engine (MY 1991-2009)”

  1. Andrew Wright

    24. Sep, 2009

    1991 for the 2.3 Turbo, but the 2.3i (150bhp) version of the engine was around/available in 1989.

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  2. Sandrah

    17. Jan, 2013

    Looking for SAAB 98 2.3 engin year model 1998 asap
    Cape Town

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  3. Patrick

    26. Apr, 2016

    I have a Saab 9000 CSI engine ,gearbox just redone spent R80.000; now my electrics are faulty and have had enough will take R 20.000 have receipts for all work performed must go no love strry anymore !

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