Engine Volvo B4204T23

The 2.0-liter Volvo B4204T23 engine has been assembled at the factories of the Swedish concern since 2015 and is installed on the S60 and S90 sedans, V90 and V90 Cross Country station wagons, XC60 and XC90 crossovers. This power unit belongs to the base T5 series, therefore it has only one turbocharger.

The Drive-E family also includes engines: B3154T, B4204T9 and B4204T35.

The engine was installed on:

  • Volvo S60 III (224) since 2018;
  • Volvo S90 II (234) since 2016;
  • Volvo V90 2 since 2016;
  • Volvo V90 CC I (236) since 2016;
  • Volvo XC60 II (246) since 2017;
  • Volvo XC90 II (256) since 2015.


Production years since 2015
Displacement, cc 1969
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 249
Torque output, Nm 350
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 82
Piston stroke, mm 93.2
Compression ratio 10.8
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator at intake and exhaust
Turbocharging single turbocharger
Recommended engine oil 0W-20
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.9
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 5/6
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Volvo XC90 2016)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~280 000

Disadvantages of the B4204T23 engine

  • Most often, car owners with such a motor complain about lubricant consumption;
  • Also, for some reason, rubber pipes quickly wear out and burst in the engine;
  • Fuel injectors need to be flushed every 60,000 km or they will become completely clogged;
  • It is advisable to change the timing belt every 120,000 km, or if it breaks, the valves will bend;
  • Regularly oil leaks occur here from the seals, and also from under the valve cover.

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