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.
|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|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||3.2|
|Euro standards||EURO 4|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Polo 4 2008)
|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.