Engine Volkswagen BBY

The 1.4-liter Volkswagen BBY engine was assembled at the concern’s plant from 2001 to 2005 and installed on such compact models of the company as Lupo, Polo, Fabia, Ibiza and Audi A2. This power unit replaced the almost identical AUA motor and then gave way to BKY.

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


Production years 2001-2005
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 2 belts
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.2
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 3/4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Polo 4 2003)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~270 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Audi A2 1 (8Z) in 2001 – 2005;
  • Seat Cordoba 2 (6L) in 2002 – 2005;
  • Seat Ibiza 3 (6L) in 2002 – 2005;
  • Skoda Fabia 1 (6Y) in 2001 – 2005;
  • Volkswagen Lupo 1 (6X) in 2001 – 2005;
  • Volkswagen Polo 4 (9N) in 2001 – 2005.

Disadvantages of the VW BBY engine

  • Most complaints on the network are related to traction dips or floating revs.
  • The reason usually lies in the throttle assembly, the EGR valve, or air leaks.
  • Monitor the condition of the timing belts: the resource is modest, and when it breaks, the valves bend.
  • Contamination of the oil receiver often leads to a drop in lubricant pressure in the engine.
  • The crankcase ventilation is often clogged and leaks from under the valve cover occur.

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