Engine Volkswagen CGGB

The 1.4-liter 16-valve Volkswagen CGGB 1.4 MPi engine was assembled from 2009 to 2015 and was installed on such popular models as the fifth generation Polo, Skoda Fabia and Seat Leon. This power unit, in essence, was only an upgraded version of the BXW engine.

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


Production years 2009-2015
Displacement, cc 1390
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 86
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 5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Polo 2012)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Volkswagen Polo 5 (6R) in 2009 – 2014;
  • Seat Leon 2 (1P) in 2010 – 2012;
  • Skoda Fabia 2 (5J) in 2010 – 2014;
  • Skoda Roomster 1 (5J) in 2010 – 2015.

Disadvantages of the VW CGGB engine

  • Compared to VAG turbo engines, this engine is much more reliable.
  • Most often, owners complain about the quick failure of the ignition coils.
  • The cause of floating engine speeds is usually a dirty throttle assembly or EGR.
  • Timing belts serve approximately 90,000 km, and if any of them breaks, the valves bend.
  • On long runs, hydraulic lifters often knock, and rings also lie.

1 thought on “Engine Volkswagen CGGB”

  1. Dear Sir,
    Could you please send me the maintenance schedule and preventive maitenance of this engine. Do you recommend to clean the fuel injectors given that I add to the reservoir a fuel injector cleaner as additive.

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