Engine Volvo B5244T

The Volvo B5244T 2.4-liter turbo engine was produced at the concern’s plant from 1999 to 2002 and was installed on popular models such as the C70, S70 and V70, including its off-road version of the XC70. Other versions of this motor had the indices B5244T2, B5244T3, B5244T4, B5244T5 and B5244T7.

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

The engine was installed on:

  • Volvo C70 I (872) in 1999 – 2002;
  • Volvo S70 I (874) in 1999 – 2000;
  • Volvo V70 I (875) in 1999 – 2000;
  • Volvo XC70 I (876) in 1999 – 2000.


Production years 1999-2002
Displacement, cc 2435
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 193
Torque output, Nm 270
Cylinder block aluminum R5
Block head aluminum 20v
Cylinder bore, mm 83
Piston stroke, mm 90
Compression ratio 9.0
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator at the exhaust
Turbocharging MHI TD04HL
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.5
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Volvo C70 2001)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~275 000

Disadvantages of the B5244T engine

  • Most of all, on specialized forums, they complain about a buggy electric choke from Magneti Marelli;
  • In second place in popularity here are oil leaks from the phase control system;
  • According to the regulations, the belt serves 120,000 km, but if it bursts earlier, the valves will bend;
  • Often owners are faced with oil consumption due to clogged crankcase ventilation;
  • The engine mounts, water pump, fuel pump are also distinguished by a modest resource.

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