Engine Volkswagen BCB

The 1.6-liter injection engine Volkswagen BCB 16v was produced from 2001 to 2006 and was installed on the Golf 4 model, as well as its counterparts such as Bora, Seat Toledo or Leon. This power unit is essentially an analogue of the AZD engine with an updated exhaust system.

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


Production years 2001-2006
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 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 2002)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~330 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Volkswagen Bora 1 (1J) in 2001 – 2005;
  • Volkswagen Golf 4 (1J) in 2001 – 2003;
  • Seat Leon 1 (1M) in 2001 – 2006;
  • Seat Toledo 2 (1M) in 2001 – 2004.

Disadvantages of the VW BCB engine

  • Floating engine speed usually causes contamination of the throttle or EGR valve.
  • Often there are leaks in the cooling system, pipes and a thermostat are leaking here.
  • Replacing timing belts is very expensive, and when it breaks, the valves always bend.
  • Ignition coils, lambda probes and a coolant temperature sensor are also famous for their low reliability.

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