Engine Volvo B6324S

The 3.2-liter Volvo B6324S gasoline engine was produced by the concern from 2006 to 2010 and was installed on the company’s largest models, such as the S80, XC60 or XC90. On the American market, there were PZEV versions of the motor under the indices B6324S2 and B6324S4.

The SHORT INLINE 6 family also includes engines: B6304T2, B6304T4 and B6324S5.

The engine was installed on:

  • Volvo S80 II (124) in 2006 – 2010;
  • Volvo V70 III (135) in 2007 – 2010;
  • Volvo XC60 I (156) in 2009 – 2010;
  • Volvo XC70 III (136) in 2007 – 2010;
  • Volvo XC90 I (275) in 2006 – 2010.


Production years 2006-2010
Displacement, cc 3192
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 238
Torque output, Nm 320
Cylinder block aluminum R6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 84
Piston stroke, mm 96
Compression ratio 10.8
Features VIS, CPS
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator VCT
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 7.7
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Volvo XC90 2009)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~350 000
Weight, kg 175

Disadvantages of the B6324S engine

  • The most famous motor problem is the wear of gears and bearings of the timing gearbox;
  • Leaks are also often found here in the area of the timing chain cover and the vacuum pump;
  • Whistling under the hood hints at the need to replace the oil separator membrane;
  • On specialized forums, many owners are looking for other reasons for lubricant consumption;
  • The weak points of this unit also include a block of a pump and power steering on the same shaft.

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