Engine Volvo B5244S

The 2.4-liter Volvo B5244S gasoline engine was produced by the company from 1996 to 2009 and was installed on the most popular models of its time, such as the S60, S70, S80 and V70. A modification of this motor was installed from 1996 to 1998 on the Renault Safrane under the symbol N7U.

The 5-cylinder 2.3-2.4-liter Modular engine family includes: B5234T, B5244S, B5244S2, B5244S4, B5244T, B5244T3.

The engine was installed on:

  • Volvo S60 I (384) in 2000 – 2009;
  • Volvo S70 I (874) in 1999 – 2000;
  • Volvo S80 I (184) in 1998 – 2006;
  • Volvo V70 I (875) in 1999 – 2000; V70 II (285) in 2000 – 2007;
  • Volvo XC70 II (295) in 2000 – 2007.


Production years 1996-2009
Displacement, cc 2435
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 140 – 170
Torque output, Nm 220 – 230
Cylinder block aluminum R5
Block head aluminum 20v
Cylinder bore, mm 83
Piston stroke, mm 90
Compression ratio 10.3
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator at the intake, since 1999
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.5
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2/3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Volvo S60 2001)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~400 000

Disadvantages of the B5244S engine

  • Most complaints were about the version with a buggy electric choke Magneti Marelli.
  • Another well-known engine problem is oil leakage from the phase regulator.
  • The timing belt is designed for 120,000 km, but it can burst earlier and the valves will bend.
  • Often the crankcase ventilation system is clogged here and lubricant consumption appears.
  • The weak points of this engine also include its supports, thermostat, pump and fuel pump.

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