Engine Volkswagen BFQ

The 1.6-liter 8-valve Volkswagen BFQ engine was produced from 2002 to 2010 and was installed on the fourth generation of the Golf model and platform cars from Audi and Seat. This is a Euro 4 power unit with a secondary air pump, EGR, electric throttle, mass air flow sensor.

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


Production years 2002-2010
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 10.3 – 10.5
Features EGR, EPC
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 Golf 4 Variant 2004)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~340 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Audi A3 1 (8L) in 2002 – 2003;
  • Seat Leon 1 (1M) in 2005 – 2006;
  • Skoda Octavia 1 (1U) in 2002 – 2010;
  • Volkswagen Bora 1 (1J) in 2002 – 2005;
  • Volkswagen Golf 4 (1J) in 2002 – 2006.

Disadvantages of the VW BFQ engine

  • The motor is reliable and has a high resource, but it worries only at high mileage;
  • The cause of unstable operation is a clogged fuel pump or a crack in the coil;
  • Air leaks or wedge intake manifold flaps are also common;
  • The engines of this series often burst the exhaust manifold in the region of 3-4 cylinders;
  • After 200,000 km, rings lie, caps wear out and oil burns appear.

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