Engine Audi CNCD

The 2.0-liter Audi CNCD 2.0 TFSI engine was assembled by a German company from 2012 to 2016 and was installed both on passenger models of the A4, A5 type, and on the Q5 all-wheel drive crossover. After the upgrade, such a power unit received an additional 5 hp and a new CNCE index.

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Production years 2012-2016
Displacement, cc 1984
Fuel system FSI + MPI
Power output, hp 225
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 both shafts
Turbocharging IHI IS20
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.7
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 5/6
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Audi Q5 2014)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 140

The engine was installed on:

  • Audi A4 B8 (8K) in 2013 – 2015;
  • Audi A5 1 (8T) in 2013 – 2016;
  • Audi Q5 1 (8R) in 2012 – 2015.

Disadvantages of the Audi CNCD engine

  • Most of the breakdowns of this motor are associated with a drop in oil pressure in the system;
  • The cause is usually clogged bearing strainers or oil pump failures;
  • There have been cases of piston cracking from detonation, replacing them with forged ones helps;
  • Also here the timing chain is quickly pulled out and the phase control system fails;
  • Many problems with the cooling system: a pump with a thermostat or valve N488 is leaking;
  • From engine thrust failures, adjustment of the boost pressure actuator most often helps.

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