Engine Porsche M02.2Y

The company produced the 3.2-liter VR6 gasoline engine of the Porsche M02.2Y from 2003 to 2007 and installed it on the basic versions of the Cayenne in the back of the 955 or the first generation before restyling. This unit belonged to the EA360 series and soon gave way to the M55.01 motor of the EA390 family.


Production years 2003-2007
Displacement, cc 3189
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 250
Torque output, Nm 310
Cylinder block cast iron VR6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 84
Piston stroke, mm 95.9
Compression ratio 11.5
Features VarioRam
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator at intake and exhaust
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 6.3
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Porsche Cayenne 2005)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~280 000
Weight, kg 180

The engine was installed on:

  • Porsche Cayenne 1 (9PA) in 2003 – 2007.

Disadvantages of the Porsche M02.2Y engine

  • Compared to a 4.8-liter engine, this power unit is reliable and unpretentious;
  • The weak point of this engine is the plastic parts of the cooling system;
  • The thermostat housing and the tube to the pump often crack, which leads to loss of antifreeze;
  • After 200,000 km, the timing chain replacement procedure with engine dismantling awaits you;
  • Often worried about the intake flaps, ignition coils and the fuel pump in the tank.

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