Engine Volkswagen BTS

The 1.6-liter 16-valve Volkswagen 1.6 BTS engine was produced from 2006 to 2010 and was installed on such popular models of the German concern as Polo, Fabia, Ibiza and Cordoba. This motor differs from its predecessors in an aluminum cylinder block and a timing chain.

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


Production years 2006-2010
Displacement, cc 1598
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 105
Torque output, Nm 153
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 76.5
Piston stroke, mm 86.9
Compression ratio 10.5
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 Polo 4 2006)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Volkswagen CrossPolo in 2006 – 2008;
  • Volkswagen Polo 4 (9N) in 2006 – 2009;
  • Seat Cordoba 2 (6L) in 2006 – 2008;
  • Seat Ibiza 3 (6L) in 2006 – 2008; Ibiza 4 (6J) in 2008 – 2010;
  • Skoda Fabia 2 (5J) in 2007 – 2010;
  • Skoda Roomster 1 (5J) in 2006 – 2010.

Disadvantages of the VW BTS engine

  • This motor is considered reliable, there are many reviews on the network with huge mileage.
  • However, many owners complain about the oil burner due to the wear of rings and caps.
  • When carrying out a major overhaul, we recommend replacing the original pistons with forged ones.
  • Dirty throttle or EGR valve often leads to floating engine speed.
  • Antifreeze leaks often occur in the area of the so-called cooling tee.
  • Also, ignition coils, lambda probes, timing chain do not have the highest resource.

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