It wasn't long after the launch of the Volvo V60 in 2010 that a small offshoot series became available with a diesel plug-in hybrid engine which was one of the Swedes first PHEV models. With the V60, Volvo have continued this trend opting for the combination of fuel and electric technology in the second generation of the V60 whcih came out in 2018. The only real change here was the change from a diesel engine to a petrol one. The latest edition of the Volvo V60 is available as a more of a SUV. The V60 'cross-country' version is a crossover between a car, a suv and a 4x4. It sits a little higher than the standard version and and inspires a more adventurous driver with its hardy plastic trim.
In the Volvo V60, the engine oil is usually changed every 30,000 km or once a year – whichever comes first. This is necessary because residues are produced during combustion, which are mainly discharged via the exhaust system. However, a small proportion gets into the engine oil via the lubricating film between the pistons and cylinders. In the oil circuit, the dirt particles are ideally intercepted by the oil filter, but some lead to chemical reactions and thus change the consistency of the engine oil. If the quality of the oil decreases, it can no longer optimally care for the engine and protect it from damage.
With the V60, Volvo installed a lavish selection of different engines. These have different designs and therefore also differ in their filling quantities. For example, with the 258 kW Volvo V60 T6 AWD, a total of 6.8 litres of oil fit into the engine. For the Volvo V60 T3 with 110 kW, on the other hand, 4.0 litres are sufficient. Most series engines require about 5.2 to 5.9 litres of engine oil.
We have listed all the Volvo V60 models and engine types in the following table, as well as the correct engine oil grade for each of the cars. You can use the search and filter to easily find the right engine oil for your Volvo V60.
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The Swedish car manufacturer Volvo builds the V60 on the same platform as the XC60 and the S60. The station wagon or estate version also shares many of its engines with its two sibling models. When it comes to changing the oil, however, it doesn't matter in which vehicles the robust diesel and petrol engines are used in addition to the V60. Because each of these internal combustion engines needs fresh engine oil regularly so that it can function properly over the long term.
Volvo often uses lifetime fillings in its gearboxes, which last at least an average car life of 180,000 km/10 years. Under difficult operating conditions, the transmission oil change is due earlier in some V60 models. For example, the Volvo V60 D4 AWD with 120 kW from 12/2012, which requires fresh transmission oil every 60,000 km/2 years if it is used as a taxi or towing vehicle. The V60 T3 110 kW, which was built from 09/2010 to 12/2015, is an example of the regular transmission oil change under normal usage conditions: Here, the transmission oil has to be changed every 90,000 km in the automated manual transmission.