Engine Volvo B5244S4

The 2.4-liter Volvo B5244S4 gasoline engine was produced in Skövde from 2004 to 2010 and was installed on such popular models of the Swedish concern as C30, C70, S40 or V50. There was a slightly less powerful version of this power unit with its index B5244S5.

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

The engine was installed on:

  • Volvo C30 I (533) in 2006 – 2010;
  • Volvo C70 II (542) in 2005 – 2009;
  • Volvo S40 II (544) in 2004 – 2009;
  • Volvo V50 I (545) in 2004 – 2009.


Production years 2004-2010
Displacement, cc 2435
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 170
Torque output, Nm 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 no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator at the intake
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.8
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 3/4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Volvo S40 2005)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~370 000

Disadvantages of the B5244S4 engine

  • The main thing here is to monitor the condition of the timing belt, since when it breaks, the valves bend.
  • Another well-known engine problem is oil leakage from the phase regulator.
  • 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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