Engine Volkswagen AZD

The 1.6-liter Volkswagen AZD engine was assembled at the company’s factory from 2000 to 2006 and was installed on a number of cars based on the platform of the popular Golf 4 model. This unit was distinguished from the AUS predecessor by an updated ignition system and a different ECU.

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


Production years 2000-2006
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 2 belts
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 Bora 2002)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~320 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Seat Leon 1 (1M) in 2000 – 2006;
  • Seat Toledo 2 (1M) in 2000 – 2004;
  • Volkswagen Bora 1 (1J) in 2000 – 2005;
  • Volkswagen Golf 4 (1J) in 2000 – 2003.

Disadvantages of the VW AZD engine

  • Also, idle speeds often float here, mainly due to dirt on the throttle.
  • The cooling system is characterized by low reliability, both the pipes and the thermostat are leaking.
  • Replacing the timing belt is relatively expensive, and when it breaks, it bends the intake valves.
  • On a run of 200,000 km, oil consumption often appears, but usually it is small.

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