Engine Volkswagen BUD

The 1.4-liter 16-valve Volkswagen BUD engine was produced from 2006 to 2010 and was installed on a number of popular models such as Golf, Polo, Cuddy, as well as Fabia and Octavia. This motor replaced a similar BCA power unit on the conveyor and gave way to the CGGA.

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


Production years 2006-2010
Displacement, cc 1390
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 80
Torque output, Nm 132
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 belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.2
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Polo 4 2008)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~275 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Volkswagen Caddy 3 (2K) in 2006 – 2010;
  • Volkswagen Golf 5 (1K) in 2006 – 2008;
  • Volkswagen Golf Plus 1 (5M) in 2006 – 2010;
  • Volkswagen Polo 4 (9N) in 2006 – 2009;
  • Skoda Fabia 1 (6Y) in 2006 – 2007;
  • Skoda Octavia 2 (1Z) in 2006 – 2010.

Disadvantages of the VW BUD engine

  • This engine is considered average in terms of reliability and, moreover, it is quite noisy.
  • The main causes of floating engine speeds are throttle or EGR contamination.
  • Due to poor design, the oil receiver is often clogged, which is dangerous for the engine.
  • Timing belts have a low resource, and the valves bend when at least one of them breaks.
  • Also, the network complains about oil leaks and quick failure of ignition coils.

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