Engine Volvo B5204T8

The 2.0-liter Volvo B5204T8 turbo engine was produced by the company from 2012 to 2015 and was installed on such popular concern models as the V40, S60 or V60 in the T4 modification. There was a slightly more powerful version of this power unit with its index B5204T9.

The 2.0-liter Modular engine family includes: B4204S, B4204T, B5202S, B5204T, B5204T8.

The engine was installed on:

  • Volvo S60 II (134) in 2012 – 2015;
  • Volvo V40 II (525) in 2013 – 2015;
  • Volvo V60 I (155) in 2012 – 2015.


Production years 2012-2015
Displacement, cc 1984
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 180
Torque output, Nm 300
Cylinder block aluminum R5
Block head aluminum 20v
Cylinder bore, mm 81
Piston stroke, mm 77
Compression ratio 10.5
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator at intake and exhaust
Turbocharging Borg Warner K03
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.5
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Volvo S60 T4 2014)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~270 000

Disadvantages of the B5204T8 engine

  • This unit often overheats due to contamination of the dense package of its radiators;
  • The second most common failure is the failure of the oil catcher membrane;
  • The timing belt here does not always go the prescribed 120,000 km, and when it breaks, the valves bend;
  • Often there is an oil burner due to stuck rings or clogged crankcase ventilation;
  • Weaknesses also include camshaft seals and phase regulator couplings.

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