Engine Audi AWX

The 1.9-liter Audi AWX 1.9 TDI diesel engine was assembled by the concern from 2000 to 2008 and was installed on many of the company’s models with a longitudinal arrangement of the power unit. This diesel engine was actively met under the hood of the fifth generation Passat and the first Skoda Superb.

The EA188-1.9 series also includes: AJM, ASZ, AUY, AVB, AVF, AWX, AXB, AXC, BKC, BLS, BXE.


Production years 2000-2008
Displacement, cc 1896
Fuel system unit-injectors
Power output, hp 130
Torque output, Nm 285
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 79.5
Piston stroke, mm 95.5
Compression ratio 19.0
Features SOHC, intercooler
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging VGT
Recommended engine oil 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.8
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Audi A4 2002)
— city
— highway
— combined
7.5 литра
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Audi A4 B6 (8E) in 2000 – 2003;
  • Audi A6 C6 (4F) in 2001 – 2005;
  • Skoda Superb 1 (3U) in 2001 – 2008;
  • Volkswagen Passat B5 (3B) in 2000 – 2005.

Disadvantages of the Audi AWX engine

  • This is a very reliable motor, but it does not tolerate the use of low-quality lubrication;
  • From bad oil, camshaft cams and hydraulic lifters wear out quickly;
  • Pollution and wedge geometry of the turbocharger leads to frequent thrust failures;
  • Due to the fastening of the unit-injectors with one bolt, they can become loose and leak;
  • The cause of engine failures is often a malfunction of the tandem pump.

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