Engine Audi CVMD

The 3.0-liter Audi CVMD 3.0 TDI diesel engine has been assembled by the concern only since 2015 and is installed on modifications of the Q7, Q8 and Volkswagen Touareg 3 crossovers. Its power is limited to 249 hp especially for some markets.

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


Production years since 2015
Displacement, cc 2967
Fuel system Common Rail
Power output, hp 249
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 chain
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 Q7 2017)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~350 000
Weight, kg 190

The engine was installed on:

  • Audi Q7 2 (4M) since 2015;
  • Audi Q8 1 (4M) since 2019;
  • Volkswagen Touareg 3 (CR) since 2018.

Disadvantages of the Audi CVMD engine

  • On the units of the first years, due to noise under the hood, the camshafts were replaced under warranty;
  • There were also a number of cases of failure of the oil pump on runs up to 50,000 km;
  • All modern Common Rail systems with piezo injectors are afraid of bad fuel;
  • After 100 – 120 thousand km, a sophisticated EGR system can throw problems here;
  • Closer to 250,000 km, there is a high risk of stretching the timing chains.

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