Engine Volkswagen BME

The 1.2-liter 12-valve Volkswagen BME 1.2 HTP engine was produced from 2004 to 2007 and was installed on the most compact models of the German concern, such as Polo, Ibiza and Fabia. This power unit is essentially just an update to the more famous AZQ motor.

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


Production years 2004-2007
Displacement, cc 1198
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 64
Torque output, Nm 112
Cylinder block aluminum R3
Block head aluminum 12v
Cylinder bore, mm 76.5
Piston stroke, mm 86.9
Compression ratio 10.5
Features DOHC
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 Polo 2006)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~220 000
Weight, kg 85

The engine was installed on:

  • Seat Cordoba 2 (6L) in 2004 – 2006;
  • Seat Ibiza 3 (6L) in 2004 – 2006;
  • Skoda Fabia 1 (6Y) in 2004 – 2007;
  • Skoda Roomster 1 (5J) in 2006 – 2007;
  • Volkswagen Polo 4 (9N) in 2004 – 2007.

Disadvantages of the VW BME engine

  • The weak point of the motor is the short-lived timing chain with a resource of 50,000 km.
  • Due to a bad hydraulic tensioner, the chain may jump after parking in gear.
  • Floating engine speeds are often caused by contamination of the throttle and crankcase ventilation.
  • Fuel injectors and ignition coils have a rather modest resource.
  • At high mileage, compression often drops here due to valve burnout.

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