Engine Audi ASB

The 3.0-liter Audi ASB 3.0 TDI diesel engine was produced by the concern from 2003 to 2010 and is primarily known for the A8 model in the D3 body, which was installed on it for more than seven years. Another such power unit can be found under the hood of the pre-styling A6 C5 and A4 in the back of the B7.

The EA896 series also includes: BPP, ASB, BMK, BKS, BUG, CASA, CCWA.


Production years 2003-2010
Displacement, cc 2967
Fuel system Common Rail
Power output, hp 233
Torque output, Nm 450
Cylinder block cast iron V6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 83
Piston stroke, mm 91.4
Compression ratio 17.0
Features 2 x DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive four chains
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging VGT
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 8.2
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Audi A8 2005)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~330 000
Weight, kg 220

The engine was installed on:

  • Audi A4 B7 (8E) in 2006 – 2008;
  • Audi A6 C6 (4F) in 2006 – 2008;
  • Audi A8 D3 (4E) in 2003 – 2010.

Disadvantages of the Audi ASB engine

  • Intake manifold flaps are afraid of pollution and can jam up to 100,000 km;
  • During the first years of production, due to the fault of piezo injectors, valve burnout often occurred here;
  • The timing chain serves from 200 to 300 thousand km, and its replacement is very expensive;
  • The resource of the injection pump drive belt is about 100,000 km, but when it breaks, the engine simply stalls;
  • Closer to 250,000 km, the particulate filter and the EGR valve may already be completely clogged.

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