Engine Audi BMK

The 3.0-liter Audi BMK 3.0 TDI diesel engine was produced by the concern from 2004 to 2007 and was installed only on two models of the company: the A6 in the back of the C5 and the first Volkswagen Phaeton.

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


Production years 2004-2007
Displacement, cc 2967
Fuel system Common Rail
Power output, hp 224
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 chain
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 A6 Quattro 2005)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~340 000
Weight, kg 220

The engine was installed on:

  • Audi A6 C6 (4F) in 2004 – 2006;
  • Volkswagen Phaeton 1 (3D) in 2004 – 2007.

Disadvantages of the Audi BMK engine

  • Even at low mileage, swirl flaps were often wedged in the intake manifold;
  • Also, in the first years of production, burnout of the pistons occurred due to a defect in the piezo injectors;
  • On a run of 200 – 300 thousand km, it may require the replacement of a very expensive timing chain;
  • The timing belt does not last long, its resource is approximately 100,000 km;
  • At high mileage, the diesel particulate filter and the EGR valve are often completely clogged.

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