Engine Audi CRTC

The 3.0-liter Audi CRTC 3.0 TDI diesel engine was assembled by the concern from 2015 to 2018 and installed on European modifications of such popular models as the A4, A5 or Q7. This motor belonged to the updated EVO series, which quickly gave way to the EVO-2.

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


Production years 2015-2018
Displacement, cc 2967
Fuel system Common Rail
Power output, hp 272
Torque output, Nm 600
Cylinder block cast iron V6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 83
Piston stroke, mm 91.4
Compression ratio 16.0
Features 2 x DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive three chains
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging GTD 2060 VZ
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 8.0
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 6
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Audi A4 B9 2017)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~340 000
Weight, kg 195

The engine was installed on:

  • Audi A4 B9 (8W) in 2015 – 2018;
  • Audi A5 2 (F5) in 2016 – 2017;
  • Audi Q7 2 (4M) in 2015 – 2018.

Disadvantages of the Audi CRTC engine

  • In the first place are failures in the operation of a modern CR system with piezo injectors;
  • The following are all problems associated with contamination of the particulate filter or EGR;
  • Also on specialized forums they complain about regular leaks of lubricant and coolant;
  • By a run of 250 – 300 thousand km, they can already stretch out and require replacement of the timing chain.

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