Engine Audi CABB

The 1.8-liter Audi CABB 1.8 TFSI turbo engine was produced by the concern from 2007 to 2008 and was installed only on the basic modifications of the popular A4 model in the B8 body. Such a motor was produced for only a year and was replaced by a second-generation unit with the CDHB index.

The EA888 gen1 series includes: BYT, BZB, CABA, CABB, CABD, CAWA, CAWB, CBFA, CCTA, CCTB.


Production years 2007-2008
Displacement, cc 1798
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 160
Torque output, Nm 250
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 82.5
Piston stroke, mm 84.2
Compression ratio 9.6
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator on the intake shaft
Turbocharging KKK K03
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.6
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Audi A4 2008)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~240 000
Weight, kg 154

The engine was installed on:

  • Audi A4 B8 (8K) in 2007 – 2008.

Disadvantages of the Audi CABB engine

  • The most famous motor problem is the timing chain, its resource is less than 100,000 km.
  • Also, the chain may jump after parking in gear due to a weak tensioner.
  • In second place here is increased carbon formation and floating revolutions.
  • The crankcase ventilation system clogs up pretty quickly, which is fraught with oil burns.
  • There are also many complaints about the ignition coils, pump and intake manifold flaps.

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