Engine Volkswagen AZM

The 2.0-liter Volkswagen AZM engine was assembled at the company’s plant from 2000 to 2008 and was installed only on the fifth generation of the very popular Passat and Skoda Superb. This power unit differs from its counterparts in the series by its longitudinal arrangement.

The EA113-2.0 series includes: APK, AQY, AXA, AZJ, AZM, ALT, BSX.


Production years 2000-2008
Displacement, cc 1984
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 115
Torque output, Nm 172
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 82.5
Piston stroke, mm 92.8
Compression ratio 10.3
Features SOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.5
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Passat 2002)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~400 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Skoda Superb 1 (3U) in 2001 – 2008;
  • Volkswagen Passat B5 (3B) in 2000 – 2005.

Disadvantages of the VW AZM engine

  • The motor is considered very reliable and worries its owners only over trifles.
  • Most of the problems with this engine are somehow related to the ignition system.
  • Also, electrical failures often occur, more often than others the crankshaft position sensor, coolant temperature sensor, idle speed controller are buggy.
  • Another weak point of the power unit is the crankcase ventilation system.
  • On long runs, an oil burn usually begins due to wear on the rings and caps.

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