Engine Volkswagen BAG

The 1.6-liter gasoline engine Volkswagen BAG 1.6 FSI was produced from 2003 to 2006 and was installed on the fifth generation of the Golf model, the first Touran, as well as the Audi A3 in the back of 8P. This unit quickly gave way to upgraded versions of FSI engines.

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


Production years 2003-2006
Displacement, cc 1598
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 115
Torque output, Nm 155
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 76.5
Piston stroke, mm 86.9
Compression ratio 12.0
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator on the intake shaft
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.6
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Golf 2004)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~240 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Audi A3 2 (8P) in 2003 – 2006;
  • Volkswagen Golf 5 (1K) in 2003 – 2006;
  • Volkswagen Touran 1 (1T) in 2003 – 2006.

Disadvantages of the VW BAG engine

  • This engine is considered capricious and also difficult to diagnose and repair.
  • Intake valves, throttle assembly, EGR valve are quickly overgrown with soot here.
  • The extremely short-lived timing chain here can jump after parking in gear.
  • A modest resource has a phase regulator, ignition coils and a nitrogen oxide sensor.
  • After 100,000 km of run, rings often already lie down and oil consumption appears.

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