Engine Audi ALT

The 2.0-liter Audi 2.0 ALT gasoline engine was produced by the company from 2000 to 2008 and was installed on models with a longitudinal engine, such as the A4, A6 or Passat. This power unit is notorious in the aftermarket for its high oil consumption.

The EA113-2.0 series includes: APK, AQY, AXA, AZJ, AZM, ALT, BSX.


Production years 2000-2008
Displacement, cc 1984
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 130
Torque output, Nm 195
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 20v
Cylinder bore, mm 82.5
Piston stroke, mm 92.8
Compression ratio 10.3
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain & belt
Phase regulator yes
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.2
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 3/4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Audi A4 2003)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Audi A4 B6 (8E) in 2000 – 2004; A4 B7 (8E) in 2004 – 2008;
  • Audi A6 C5 (4B) in 2001 – 2005;
  • Volkswagen Passat B5 (3B) in 2001 – 2005.

Disadvantages of the Audi ALT engine

  • First of all, this engine is known for its impressive oil consumption.
  • In second place is the low resource of the chain tensioner, which is also the phase regulator.
  • The crankcase ventilation pipes regularly crack, which leads to air leakage.
  • Also, the oil pump and the lubricant pressure sensor are not very durable.
  • At high mileage, newfangled hollow exhaust valves often burst here.

2 thoughts on “Engine Audi ALT”

  1. I drive mine respecting the speed limits and like a limousine with respect as the torque is there at 3000 rpm I use about one litre oil on ,7000 UK miles not that bad
    VW Audi have always sought efficient engines with low fuel consumption driving them with repsect makes them last .

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