Engine Volkswagen AUS

The 1.6-liter 16-valve Volkswagen AUS engine was produced from 2000 to 2005 and was installed on the fourth generation of the Golf model and similar Bora, Toledo and Leon. Also, this power unit had a EURO 3 modification under its own ATN index.

The EA111-1.6 series includes: ABU, AEE, AUS, AZD, BCB, BTS, CFNA, CFNB.


Production years 2000-2005
Displacement, cc 1598
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 105
Torque output, Nm 148
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 76.5
Piston stroke, mm 86.9
Compression ratio 11.5
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.5
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Golf 4 2001)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Volkswagen Bora 1 (1J) in 2000 – 2005;
  • Volkswagen Golf 4 (1J) in 2000 – 2003;
  • Seat Leon 1 (1M) in 2000 – 2005;
  • Seat Toledo 2 (1M) in 2000 – 2004.

Disadvantages of the VW AUS engine

  • The reason for floating engine speeds is most often the contamination of the throttle assembly.
  • Here, antifreeze leaks from the thermostat and plastic tubes of the cooling system are not uncommon.
  • Keep an eye on the condition of the timing belts, when it breaks, it always bends the intake valves.
  • At high mileage, oil burn often begins due to wear of rings or caps.

1 thought on “Engine Volkswagen AUS”

  1. Hi there, I have VE Golf IV 1.6 16V (AUS) from 2000 and it suffers from antifreeze leaks and also burns engine oil (when I drive downhill with shifted gear and when i pull the throtle at the bottom end of the downhill, a lot of white smoke is getting from the exhaust). Does anyone have an experience with this? What could be the source of these? I read about potential leaking engine head sealing or damaged piston rings, what do you think is more likely?

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