Engine Volkswagen CGPA

The 1.2-liter Volkswagen CGPA 1.2 MPi gasoline engine was produced from 2009 to 2015 and was installed on such compact models of the concern as Polo 5, Ibiza 4, Fabia 2, Roomster. A similar motor, but with 75 hp, was installed on the popular Rapid under a different CGPC index.

The EA111-HTP series includes: BMD, BME, CGPA.


Production years 2009-2015
Displacement, cc 1198
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 70
Torque output, Nm 112
Cylinder block aluminum R3
Block head aluminum 12v
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 2.8
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Polo 2012)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~240 000
Weight, kg 85

The engine was installed on:

  • Seat Ibiza 4 (6J) in 2010 – 2015;
  • Skoda Fabia 2 (5J) in 2009 – 2014;
  • Skoda Roomster 1 (5J) in 2009 – 2015;
  • Volkswagen Polo 5 (6R) in 2010 – 2014.

Disadvantages of the VW CGPA engine

  • Most of the complaints in specialized forums fall on a very modest resource of the timing chain.
  • Due to the poor design of the tensioner, the chain can jump by itself.
  • Pretty quickly, nozzles become clogged here and ignition coils fail.
  • The reason for the floating engine speed is usually a clogged crankcase ventilation or throttle.
  • At high mileage, valves often burn out and compression in the cylinders drops.

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