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Significance of BSR on rear boot

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Old May 4th, 2021, 20:46   #1
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Default Significance of BSR on rear boot

What does BSR stand for on the rear boot of a 2004 Volvo S60 D5? Would that car have the 163 bhp engine or the 185 bhp?
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Old May 4th, 2021, 21:05   #2
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Probably BSR tuning - so its had some engine mods ( unless they just liked the badge!)
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are you talking about this one

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333969385...0AAOSwYntggAc~

BSR are an aftermarket tuning option AFAIK there are different levels it could be tuned to and it doesn't say what stage on the advert

looks tidy though doesn't it

74.2 mpg seems optimistic somehow even on the motorway? can that be real
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What does BSR stand for on the rear boot of a 2004 Volvo S60 D5? Would that car have the 163 bhp engine or the 185 bhp?
If viewing a car in person, open the driver's door & you should see a label around the lip where the door closes. Read it closely & it'll tell you what bhp the car has.

If it has a five speed transmission (if auto), then its a euro 3. If its a euro 4, it'll have a six speed.

As that's a 2004 with a black engine cover, I suspect that to be a 163bhp (there wasn't a 185bhp version in 2004). The 185bhp euro 4 engine come out around mid 2005 if I recall correctly, so the one you're looking at would be too old to have a 185bhp engine.

Prior to Euro 4, the D5 engines were 163bhp (euro 3) and that is what people usually mean by the "163 engine" (euro 3 had no DPF). When the 185bhp euro 4 version came along (with DPF), it was accompanied by another "detuned" engine (explained in the next paragraph).

Coincidentally, the "detuned" euro 4 163bhp engine also had 163 bhp (same as the euro 3 engine power wise, but it had all the same components as the more powerful/newer 185bhp euro 4 version (including DPF, swirl flaps etc). So the "detuned" engine was basically a less powerful euro 4 5 cylinder engine, but was actually identical to the 185bhp version in terms of engine layout & having a DPF.

You may come across cars that have a "2.4 D" badge on the boot. These are still D5's with euro 4 engines, but are the "detuned" versions with less power (what I referred to above). My car for example is a 163bhp 2.4 D (still a 5 cylinder). It has a euro 4 engine that's identical to my Dad's euro 4 V70 D5 with 185bhp, just mine has less power.
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Personally if I was in the market for a turbo diesel I think Id not be too worried about the bhp and prefer to spend more on a nice lower mileage example

this one is an SE lux of the 'lesser' 2.4D variety but really how much actual difference does 20bhp make in day to day life other than bragging rights

each to their own though obviously
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The euro 4 163bhp is perfectly adequate in my opinion. Yes, I can tell my Dad's has more grunt (his has 185bhp), but mine can certainly shift & it has the 5 cylinder grunt to go with it.

On the motorway, there's plenty of power for overtaking. Its by no means slow for a car that's just shy of 2 tonnes!
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on that last link i posted what's the ugly black lump under the rear bumper.. I'm guessing just a cover plate for the tow bar bracket or something? that looks terrible
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[QUOTE=stuart bowes;2734312]are you talking about this one

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Yes, however I've been advised that it is now sold. Thanks for your reply.
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