Engine Volkswagen CGGA

The 1.4-liter Volkswagen CGGA 1.4 MPi gasoline engine was assembled from 2008 to 2014 and was installed on such popular models as the Golf 6, including the Plus version, and the Skoda Octavia 2. This unit, in fact, became one of the concern’s last naturally aspirated engines in its class.

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


Production years 2008-2014
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 2 belts
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.2
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Golf 2010)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~260 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Volkswagen Golf 6 (5K) in 2008 – 2013;
  • Volkswagen Golf Plus 1 (5M) in 2009 – 2014;
  • Skoda Octavia 2 (1Z) in 2010 – 2013.

Disadvantages of the VW CGGA engine

  • Compared to turbocharged counterparts, this engine is considered quite reliable.
  • Ignition coils serve little here, the throttle and EGR valve are often dirty.
  • Due to a clogged oil receiver and wear of the oil pump, hydraulic lifters knock.
  • If you miss the replacement of any of the two timing belts, then when they break, the valves will bend.
  • The first years of production quite often changed the exhaust manifold under warranty.

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