Engine Audi BRE

The 2.0-liter Audi BRE 2.0 TDI diesel engine was assembled by the concern from 2004 to 2008 and installed on such popular models as the A4 in the back of the B7 and the A6 in the back of the C6. Despite popular opinion, electromagnetic, not piezo, injectors were installed in this motor.

The EA188-2.0 series also includes: BKD, BKP, BMM, BMP, BMR, BPW, BRE, BRT.


Production years 2004-2008
Displacement, cc 1968
Fuel system unit injectors
Power output, hp 140
Torque output, Nm 320
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 81
Piston stroke, mm 95.5
Compression ratio 18.0
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging VGT
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.3
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Audi A4 2007)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~275 000
Weight, kg 180

The engine was installed on:

  • Audi A4 B7 (8E) in 2004 – 2005;
  • Audi A6 C6 (4F) in 2004 – 2008.

Disadvantages of the Audi BRE engine

  • The most famous problem of this diesel engine is the rapid wear of the hexagon of the oil pump.
  • Electromagnetic unit injectors have a good resource, but replacement is very expensive.
  • Also, many owners complain about oil consumption, about 0.5 liters per thousand km.
  • The cause of engine thrust failures is usually in the turbine geometry wedge or EGR contamination.
  • Another culprit in the unstable operation of the motor is often a clogged particulate filter.

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