Engine Volkswagen CFNB

The 1.6-liter Volkswagen CFNB engine was produced at the Chemnitz plant from 2010 to 2016 and was installed on the very popular Polo Sedan and base versions of the Jetta. This power unit differed from the similar CFNA only in power characteristics.

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


Production years 2010-2016
Displacement, cc 1598
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 85
Torque output, Nm 145
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 no
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 Sedan 2013)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~320 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Volkswagen Jetta 6 (1B) in 2010 – 2016;
  • Volkswagen Polo Sedan 1 (6C) in 2010 – 2015.

Disadvantages of the VW CFNB engine

  • The most famous problem of the unit is knocking in the cylinder-piston group.
  • The manufacturer changed the pistons under warranty, but over time the problem returned.
  • The timing chain can already stretch to 100 – 150 thousand km, but it depends on the driving style.
  • The exhaust manifold cracks quite often, and welding does not help for a long time.
  • The left engine mount and throttle block also have a low resource.

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