Engine Volvo B6324S5

The 3.2-liter Volvo B6324S5 engine was produced at the Ford plant in Wales from 2010 to 2016 and was installed in many of the concern’s major models, such as the V70, S80, XC60, XC70 and XC90. This power unit is essentially just an updated version of the popular B6324S motor.

The SHORT INLINE 6 family also includes engines: B6304T2, B6304T4 and B6324S.

The engine was installed on:

  • Volvo S80 II (124) in 2010 – 2012;
  • Volvo V70 III (135) in 2010 – 2016;
  • Volvo XC60 I (156) in 2010 – 2012;
  • Volvo XC70 III (136) in 2010 – 2016;
  • Volvo XC90 I (275) in 2010 – 2014.


Production years 2010-2016
Displacement, cc 3192
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 243
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 CPS, VIS
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator VCT
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 6.8
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Volvo S80 2011)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~360 000
Weight, kg 175

Disadvantages of the B6324S5 engine

  • The most serious problem here is the wear of the gears and bearings of the timing gearbox;
  • There is also oil regularly oozing around the timing chain cover and vacuum pump;
  • With a strong whistle under the hood, you only need to replace the oil separator membrane;
  • Due to the backlash of the pump, the power steering often fails, as they sit on a single shaft;
  • Owners discuss lubricant consumption the most on Volvo’s specialized forums.

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