Engine Volkswagen BPE

The 2.5-liter Volkswagen BPE 2.5 TDI diesel engine was produced from 2006 to 2009 and was installed on the first generation of the Touareg SUV in a restyled modification. This diesel engine is essentially an updated version of a similar engine under the BAC index.

The EA153 series also includes: AAB, AJT, ACV, AXG, BAC, BPE, AXD, AXE, AJS, AYH.


Production years 2006-2009
Displacement, cc 2460
Fuel system unit-injectors
Power output, hp 174
Torque output, Nm 400
Cylinder block aluminum R5
Block head aluminum 10v
Cylinder bore, mm 81
Piston stroke, mm 95.5
Compression ratio 18.0
Features SOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive gears
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging VGT
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 8.9
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Volkswagen Touareg 2007)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~350 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Volkswagen Touareg 1 (7L) in 2006 – 2009.

Disadvantages of the VW BPE engine

  • The updated aluminum block is also prone to scuffing like its predecessor;
  • Unit-injectors last approximately 150,000 km and then usually leak through the seals;
  • After 200,000 km, wear of rockers and camshaft cams is often found here;
  • On runs of 250 – 300 thousand kilometers, timing gears may require attention;
  • A pump or a heat exchanger often leaks here and the oil is mixed with antifreeze.

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