Engine Volkswagen ARR

The 1.4-liter Volkswagen ARR 1.4 FSI engine was produced by the company from 2000 to 2004 and was installed only on some European modifications of the Lupo subcompact model. This power unit became the concern’s first mass-produced engine with direct fuel injection.

The EA111-FSI series includes: ARR, BKG, BAD, BAG, BLF.


Production years 2000-2004
Displacement, cc 1390
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 105
Torque output, Nm 130
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 76.5
Piston stroke, mm 75.6
Compression ratio 11.5
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator yes
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.5
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Lupo 2002)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~240 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Volkswagen Lupo 1 (6X) in 2000 – 2004.

Disadvantages of the VW ARR engine

  • Like all engines with direct fuel injection, this one is demanding on the quality of gasoline.
  • Intake valves quickly overgrow with soot and compression in the engine decreases.
  • Tricky intake system with many sensors is difficult to maintain.
  • Ignition coils here do not last long and experienced drivers always carry spares.
  • After 100 – 120 thousand kilometers, rings often lie down and the oil burn begins.

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