Engine Volkswagen ALZ

The 1.6-liter Volkswagen 1.6 ALZ engine was assembled at the company’s factories from 2000 to 2010 and installed both on the restyled version of the fifth Passat and on three generations of the Audi A4 at once. This power unit was intended for a longitudinal arrangement under the hood of the car.

The EA113-1.6 series includes: AEH, AHL, AKL, ALZ, ANA, APF, ARM, AVU, BFQ, BGU, BSE, BSF.


Production years 2000-2010
Displacement, cc 1595
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 102
Torque output, Nm 148
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 81
Piston stroke, mm 77.4
Compression ratio 10.2 – 10.5
Features SOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.5
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Passat B5 GP 2001)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~330 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Audi A4 B5 (8D) in 2000 – 2001; A4 B6 (8E) in 2000 – 2004; A4 B7 (8E) in 2004 – 2008;
  • Seat Exeo 1 (3R) in 2008 – 2010;
  • Volkswagen Passat B5 (3B) in 2000 – 2005.

Disadvantages of the VW ALZ engine

  • The most common problems are floating engine speeds and vibrations.
  • To get rid of the unstable operation of the motor helps cleaning nozzles or throttle.
  • Also, the reason may be the wear of the rubber seals on the intake manifold.
  • In second place in popularity are failures in the operation of the crankcase ventilation system.
  • Closer to 200,000 km, an oil burn often begins due to wear of rings or caps.

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