Engine Audi CABD

The concern produced the 1.8-liter turbo engine Audi CABD or A5 1.8 TFSI from 2007 to 2008 and installed it on some modifications of the popular A5 model in the 8T body. This motor was only offered for one year until it was replaced by the CDHB motor from the EA888 gen2 line.

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 170
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 A5 2008)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 154

The engine was installed on:

  • Audi A5 1 (8T) in 2007 – 2008.

Disadvantages of the Audi CABD engine

  • The timing chain delivers the most problems, often it runs less than 100 thousand km.
  • On specialized forums, many cases of timing chain jump after parking in gear have been described.
  • Intake valves and manifold swirl flaps also quickly coke here.
  • It is coking that is the main reason for the unstable operation of this engine.
  • The weaknesses of the engine also include a weak catalyst, pump and ignition coils.

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