Engine Audi CAEA

The company assembled the 2.0-liter turbo engine Audi CAEA or A5 2.0 TFSI from 2008 to 2014 and put on American modifications of such well-known models as the A4, A5 and the Q5 crossover. The motor met the environmental standards ULEV 2, its European version under Euro 5 was called CDNB.

The EA888 gen2 series includes: CDAA, CDAB, CDHA, CDHB, CCZA, CCZB, CCZC, CCZD, CDNB, CDNC, CAEA, CAEB.


Production years 2008-2014
Displacement, cc 1984
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 180
Torque output, Nm 320
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 82.5
Piston stroke, mm 92.8
Compression ratio 9.6
Features DOHC, AVS
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 ULEV 2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Audi A5 2011)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 142

The engine was installed on:

  • Audi A4 B8 (8K) in 2008 – 2011;
  • Audi A5 1 (8T) in 2008 – 2011;
  • Audi Q5 1 (8R) in 2009 – 2014.

Disadvantages of the Audi CAEA engine

  • This unit is known for high oil consumption due to a defective piston group;
  • You can save the engine from the oil burner by replacing pistons, for example, with forged ones;
  • Also, oil waste leads to the rapid formation of carbon deposits and floating revolutions;
  • The timing chain has a modest resource here, sometimes it stretches to 100,000 km;
  • Other weak points of the engine include a water pump, ignition coils, injection pump.

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