Engine Audi BBJ

The 3.0-liter Audi BBJ 3.0 V6 engine was produced by the German concern from 2000 to 2008 and was installed on many popular models of the company of its time, such as the A4, A6 and A8. This power unit was not offered on the European market, its analogue ASN was present there.

The EA835 series includes: ABC, AAH, ALF, BDV, ARE, ACK, ALG, BBJ, ASN.


Production years 2000-2008
Displacement, cc 2976
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 218
Torque output, Nm 290
Cylinder block aluminum V6
Block head aluminum 30v
Cylinder bore, mm 82.5
Piston stroke, mm 92.8
Compression ratio 10.1
Features no
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chains + belt
Phase regulator on all shafts
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 6.5
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Audi A6 2006)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~380 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Audi A4 B6 (8E) in 2000 – 2004; A4 B7 (8E) in 2004 – 2008;
  • Audi A6 C5 (4B) in 2001 – 2005; A6 C6 (4F) in 2004 – 2008;
  • Audi A8 D3 (4E) in 2003 – 2005.

Disadvantages of the Audi BBJ engine

  • The aluminum block is sleeved from the factory and the problem with scuffing is not acute here;
  • Most of the problems are caused by the regular failure of the ignition coils;
  • Phase regulators also have a modest resource, they can fail up to 100,000 km;
  • Quite often, the engine worries about trifles, especially sensors and crankcase ventilation;
  • This unit is afraid of overheating, the network describes a lot of cases of block cracking.

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