Engine Volvo B5254T2

The 2.5-liter turbo engine Volvo B5254T2 was assembled at the plant in Sweden from 2002 to 2012 and installed on many popular models of the company, such as S60, S80, XC90. After a small update in 2012, this power unit received a new B5254T9 index.

The 5-cylinder 2.5-liter Modular engine family includes: B5252S, B5254S, B5254T, B5254T2, B5254T3, B5254T4, B5254T6.

The engine was installed on:

  • Volvo S60 I (384) in 2003 – 2009;
  • Volvo S80 I (184) in 2003 – 2006;
  • Volvo V70 II (285) in 2002 – 2007;
  • Volvo XC70 II (295) in 2002 – 2007;
  • Volvo XC90 I (275) in 2002 – 2012.


Production years 2002-2012
Displacement, cc 2522
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 210
Torque output, Nm 320
Cylinder block aluminum R5
Block head aluminum 20v
Cylinder bore, mm 83
Piston stroke, mm 93.2
Compression ratio 9.0
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator Dual CVVT
Turbocharging MHI TD04L-14T
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.8
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Volvo XC90 2003)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000

Disadvantages of the B5254T2 engine

  • The main problems here are caused by regular failures in the phase control system;
  • Also on specialized forums they often complain about oil consumption due to clogged crankcase ventilation;
  • Even in this engine, the front camshaft oil seals constantly leak;
  • The timing belt does not always run the scheduled 120,000 km, and when it breaks, the valves bend;
  • The weak points of the motor include a water pump, thermostat, fuel pump and engine mounts.

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