XC60 T6 Dyno Results


Stock:

I took my 2010 Volvo XC60 T6 to the dyno at DD Performance Research in Sealy, TX to get a baseline dyno pull done before I started to modify the car. They have a Dynojet 424xLC2 Eddy current dyno available for advance load cell holding and tuning, but today was just a few simple pulls to get baseline power figures down.

On paper, the engine in the 2010 model (the B6304T2) put out 285hp and 300lb-ft of torque. On the dyno, the car put down 252hp and 286lb-ft of torque, which is more than what a stock Subaru STi puts down on this dyno! This comes out to about a 11.5% drivetrain loss.

Looking¬†forward to starting the modification flow for this car to see what the motor and drivetrain are capable of. Here’s a few videos and pictures of the car on the dyno for it’s baseline dyno run when 100% stock.


Stage 1:

A few months later I finally had the tune sorted out with Hilton Tuning. Being the first 2010 XC60 they had tuned, it was a bit of a challenge for them to get all the ECU maps setup correctly.

Once setup I had to get back on the rollers as quickly as possible to see the data and what how it affected the performance of the car, so I gave my friends over at DD Performance Research a call and a few days later I was back on the same dyno, with the same operator. Remember, we’re trying to keep variables to a minimum here (apples to apples, anyone?).

Here with the Hilton Stage 1 tune, K&N filter, and Jetex exhaust system, the car made 264hp and 331lb-ft of torque with huge increase in the low and mid-RPM ranges. That comes out to about a 5% gain in peak horsepower and 14% improvement in peak torque over a stock 2010 Volvo XC60 T6. That doesn’t sound like much until you see the dyno chart overlaid on top of each other. A huge lump of torque is now available right where it’s needed most for a daily driver – between 2500 and 4000 RPM but there were modest gains throughout the entire RPM range.


Did you find any of the information useful? Have I helped you save a bit of money / time / frustration? I've spent a lot of time taking pictures and meticulously documenting everything to post it here. I'd really appreciate it if you could send me some money via Paypal! This helps defray the cost of running this website and also provides me with beer to continue writing these articles. Thanks!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *