Engine Kia A6D

The 1.6-liter Kia A6D engine was assembled at the factory of the Korean concern from 2001 to 2005 and was installed on the Rio, Sephia and Shuma models, a similar S6D was installed on the Spectra and Carens. Both of these power units in their design are only clones of the Mazda B6-DE engine.

Kia engines of its own design: A3E, A5D, BFD, S5D, A6D, S6D, T8D, FED, FEE.


Production years 2001-2005
Displacement, cc 1594
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 100 – 105
Torque output, Nm 140 – 145
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 78
Piston stroke, mm 83.4
Compression ratio 9.5
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.4
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Kia Shuma 2002)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~240 000
Weight, kg 140.2

The engine was installed on:

  • Kia Rio 1 (DC) in 2002 – 2005;
  • Kia Sephia 2 (FB) in 2001 – 2003;
  • Kia Shuma 2 (SD) in 2001 – 2004.

Disadvantages of the Kia A6D engine

  • This is a simple and reliable motor, and its problems are from wear and the quality of components;
  • The timing belt resource usually does not exceed 50 thousand km, and when it breaks, the valves bend;
  • From cheap grease, the oil pump valve can wedge and hydraulic lifters knock;
  • Often there is an oil burner after 200,000 km due to wear of rings or caps;
  • A lot of trouble is associated with a short-lived cylinder head gasket and ignition system failures.

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