Engine Audi DNWA

The 2.5-liter 5-cylinder turbo engine Audi DNWA has been produced by the concern since 2018 and is installed on such charged models as the RS3 hatchback, TT RS coupe and RS Q3 crossover. The modern Audi RS3 is equipped with a unit designated DNWC with a capacity of 400 hp and 500 Nm.

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


Production years since 2018
Displacement, cc 2480
Fuel system MPI + FSI
Power output, hp 400
Torque output, Nm 480
Cylinder block aluminum R5
Block head aluminum 20v
Cylinder bore, mm 82.5
Piston stroke, mm 92.8
Compression ratio 10.0
Features AVS
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator on both shafts
Turbocharging BorgWarner B03G
Recommended engine oil 0W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 7.1
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 6d-TEMP
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Audi TT RS 2021)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 160

The engine was installed on:

  • Audi RS3 3 (8V) in 2018 – 2020;
  • Audi RS Q3 2 (F3) since 2019;
  • Audi TT RS 3 (8S) in 2020 – 2023.

Disadvantages of the Audi DNWA engine

  • The main problem with such units is the owners’ unbridled desire for tuning.
  • But when used in stock condition, this turbo engine has few problems.
  • And an aluminum block with plasma spraying instead of sleeves does not cause any trouble.
  • On specialized forums we were able to find only a few complaints about cracks in vacuum tubes.

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