Engine Volkswagen BMD

The 1.2-liter 3-cylinder Volkswagen BMD 1.2 HTP engine was assembled from 2004 to 2009 and put on a number of popular compact models of the concern, such as the Fox, Polo, Ibiza and Fabia. This power unit is essentially an updated version of the more famous AWY motor.

The EA111-HTP series includes: BMD, BME, CGPA.


Production years 2004-2009
Displacement, cc 1198
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 54
Torque output, Nm 106
Cylinder block aluminum R3
Block head aluminum 6v
Cylinder bore, mm 76.5
Piston stroke, mm 86.9
Compression ratio 10.3
Features SOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 2.8
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Fox 2006)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~200 000
Weight, kg 85

The engine was installed on:

  • Seat Ibiza 3 (6L) in 2004 – 2007;
  • Skoda Fabia 1 (6Y) in 2004 – 2006;
  • Volkswagen Fox 1 (5Z) in 2005 – 2009;
  • Volkswagen Polo 4 (9N) in 2004 – 2007.

Disadvantages of the VW BMD engine

  • The most serious engine problems are associated with the timing chain and its hydraulic tensioner.
  • The chain can stretch up to 50,000 km or jump after parking in gear.
  • The reason for the unstable operation of the unit is usually contamination of the throttle or crankcase ventilation.
  • Injectors are sensitive to fuel quality, and ignition coils do not last long.
  • On runs over 100,000 km, these engines often suffer from valve burnout.

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