Engine Audi CAEB

The Audi CAEB or A4 2.0 TFSI 2.0-liter turbo engine was assembled from 2008 to 2013 and installed on the American versions of a number of popular models, such as the A4, A5, A6 and Q5. The motor was adapted to ULEV 2 environmental standards and served as an analogue of the European CDNC unit.

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


Production years 2008-2013
Displacement, cc 1984
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 211
Torque output, Nm 350
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 A4 2011)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~240 000
Weight, kg 142

The engine was installed on:

  • Audi A4 B8 (8K) in 2008 – 2013;
  • Audi A5 1 (8T) in 2008 – 2013;
  • Audi A6 C7 (4G) in 2011 – 2013;
  • Audi Q5 1 (8R) in 2008 – 2012.

Disadvantages of the Audi CAEB engine

  • Due to an unsuccessful piston group, the engine is famous for its very high oil consumption;
  • You can get rid of the oil burner only by changing pistons, for example, for forged;
  • Constant oil burnout leads to rapid coking and unstable engine operation;
  • The timing chain does not have a very large resource, sometimes it runs less than 100,000 km;
  • The weak points of the engine also include ignition coils, water pump, injection pump.

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