Engine Audi CDUD

The 3.0-liter Audi CDUD 3.0 TDI engine was assembled by the German concern from 2010 to 2014 and installed on a number of popular company models, such as the A6 C7, A7 C7 and the Q5 crossover.

The EA897 series also includes: CJMA, CDUC, CDUD, CRCA, CRTC, CVMD, DCPC.


Production years 2010-2014
Displacement, cc 2967
Fuel system Common Rail
Power output, hp 245
Torque output, Nm 580
Cylinder block cast iron V6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 83
Piston stroke, mm 91.4
Compression ratio 16.8
Features 2 x DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging HTT GT2260
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 8.0
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Audi A6 Quattro 2012)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 195

The engine was installed on:

  • Audi A6 C7 (4G) in 2010 – 2014;
  • Audi A7 C7 (4G) in 2010 – 2014;
  • Audi Q5 1 (8R) in 2011 – 2014.

Disadvantages of the Audi CDUD engine

  • The most frequent engine breakdowns are associated with the vagaries of the CR system with piezo injectors;
  • In second place in terms of mass are problems with the particulate filter and the EGR valve;
  • Regularly on the profile forum they complain about oil and coolant leaks;
  • For runs over 250,000 km, they can already stretch out and require replacement of the timing chain;
  • On diesel engines of the first years of production, sometimes there were defective intake manifolds.

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