Engine Audi DETA

The Audi DETA or A4 B9 2.0 TDI 2.0-liter diesel engine has been assembled since 2015 and installed in its popular longitudinal models. There is a similar diesel engine with the same power characteristics and DESA index.

The EA288 series also includes: DCXA, CRLB, CRMB, DETA, DBGC, DFGA, DFBA, DAUA.


Production years since 2015
Displacement, cc 1968
Fuel system Common Rail
Power output, hp 190
Torque output, Nm 400
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 81
Piston stroke, mm 95.5
Compression ratio 15.5
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging BorgWarner BV43D
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.7
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 5/6
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Audi A4 2017)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Audi A4 B9 (8W) since 2015;
  • Audi A5 2 (F5) since 2016;
  • Audi Q5 2 (FY) in 2017 – 2018.

Disadvantages of the Audi DETA engine

  • At this point, the only weak point of the engine is the short-lived flywheel;
  • Saving on diesel fuel often leads to expensive repairs of fuel equipment;
  • As with many modern diesel engines, the EGR valve quickly clogs with soot;
  • The water pump here may fail before the scheduled replacement of the timing belt;
  • Pour oils with VW 507.00 or 509.00 approvals, otherwise the particulate filter will not last long.

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