Engine Volkswagen AXP

The 1.4-liter 16-valve Volkswagen AXP engine was produced from 2000 to 2004 and was installed on the fourth generation of the Golf model and analogues such as Bora, Octavia, Toledo and Leon. This power unit at one time replaced a similar AKQ motor and then gave way to BCA.

The EA111-1.4 series includes: AEX, AKQ, AXP, BBY, BCA, BUD, CGGA, CGGB.


Production years 2000-2004
Displacement, cc 1390
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 75
Torque output, Nm 126
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 76.5
Piston stroke, mm 75.6
Compression ratio 10.5
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.2
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Golf 4 2000)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~260 000

The engine was installed on:

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

Disadvantages of the VW AXP engine

  • This power unit is considered quite reliable, but it has a couple of weaknesses.
  • In winter, oil often squeezes out through the dipstick due to freezing of the crankcase ventilation.
  • Also, grease often oozes from other places, especially from under the valve cover.
  • Replacing a set of timing belts is very expensive, and when they break, the valves bend here.
  • On trifles, we note the constant contamination of the throttle, as well as the low resource of the coolant temperature sensor.

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