Engine Volkswagen CAVD

The 1.4-liter Volkswagen CAVD engine was produced in Mladá Boleslav from 2008 to 2018 and was installed on such popular models of the company as the Golf, Jetta, Tiguan and Scirocco. This power unit is distinguished by the presence of both a conventional turbine and a mechanical supercharger.

The EA111-TSI series includes: CBZA, CBZB, BMY, BWK, CAVA, CAVD, CAXA, CDGA, CTHA.


Production years 2008-2018
Displacement, cc 1390
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 160
Torque output, Nm 240
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 76.5
Piston stroke, mm 75.6
Compression ratio 10.0
Features turbo+compressor
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator on the intake shaft
Turbocharging KKK K03 & Eaton TVS
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.6
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Scirocco 2012)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~220 000
Weight, kg 130

The engine was installed on:

  • Volkswagen Beetle 2 (5C) in 2011 – 2016;
  • Volkswagen Eos 1 (1F) in 2008 – 2015;
  • Volkswagen Golf 5 (1K) in 2008 – 2009; Golf 6 (5K) in 2008 – 2013;
  • Volkswagen Jetta 5 (1K) in 2008 – 2010; Jetta 6 (1B) in 2010 – 2018;
  • Volkswagen Scirocco 3 (137) in 2008 – 2017;
  • Volkswagen Tiguan 1 (5N) in 2011 – 2018.

Disadvantages of the VW CAVD engine

  • This turbo engine is very demanding on fuel quality and is prone to detonation.
  • Like all direct injection units, it suffers from carbon deposits on the valves.
  • The timing chain is distinguished by a modest resource, often it is changed even up to 100 thousand km.
  • Oil burning is not so common here, but there are still enough complaints about oil consumption.
  • The weak points of the motor include the wastegate of the turbine and the regularly leaking intercooler.

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