Engine Audi CEPA

The 2.5-liter Audi CEPA 2.5 TFSI turbo engine was produced by the concern from 2009 to 2014 and was installed on a charged modification of the TT RS model in the 8J body, and also the RS3 in the 8P body. There is a version of this power unit with a capacity of 360 hp under its CEPB index.

The EA855 series includes: BGP, CBTA, CEPA, CTSA, DAZA, DNWA.


Production years 2009-2014
Displacement, cc 2480
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 340
Torque output, Nm 450
Cylinder block cast iron R5
Block head aluminum 20v
Cylinder bore, mm 82.5
Piston stroke, mm 92.8
Compression ratio 10.0
Features intercooler
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator on both shafts
Turbocharging BorgWarner K16
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 6.5
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Audi RS3 2012)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~220 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Audi RS3 2 (8P) in 2011 – 2013;
  • Audi TT 2 (8J) in 2009 – 2014.

Disadvantages of the Audi CEPA engine

  • The timing chain has a modest resource here, often it stretches to 100,000 km;
  • Due to the direct fuel injection system, intake valves quickly coke;
  • Quite often, the adsorber valve fails, usually the entire assembly is changed;
  • We advise you to regularly clean the crankcase ventilation or it will become clogged and leaks will appear;
  • Also, oil here often oozes from under the valve cover and timing side cover.

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