Engine Volvo B5254T4

The 2.5-liter Volvo B5254T4 turbo engine was assembled at the Szövde plant from 2003 to 2007 and installed on charged versions of the S60 and V70 models, which were designated by the R index. A modification of such a turbo engine was installed on Ford Focus RS cars under the JZDA 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 – 2007;
  • Volvo V70 II (285) in 2003 – 2007.


Production years 2003-2007
Displacement, cc 2522
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 300
Torque output, Nm 350 – 400
Cylinder block aluminum R5
Block head aluminum 20v
Cylinder bore, mm 83
Piston stroke, mm 93.2
Compression ratio 8.5
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator Dual CVVT
Turbocharging KKK K24
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 S60R 2005)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~240 000

Disadvantages of the B5254T4 engine

  • The main complaints of the owners here are related to failures in the phase control system;
  • Often there is a decent consumption of lubricant due to clogged crankcase ventilation;
  • After 150,000 km, the main culprit of the oil burner is the wear of the turbine shaft;
  • The timing belt may not pass the prescribed 120,000 km, and when it breaks, the valves bend;
  • The weak points of the motor also include a pump, a thermostat, a gasoline pump and its supports.

1 thought on “Engine Volvo B5254T4”

  1. Michael Veneziale

    What are the dimensions of Volvos inline 5, specifically the length of the base of the crankcase?

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