Engine Volkswagen BKD

The 2.0-liter Volkswagen BKD 2.0 TDI diesel engine was produced from 2003 to 2011 and was installed on a number of models of the German company with a transverse power unit. Such a diesel engine did not have balance shafts and avoided problems with the hexagon of the oil pump.

The EA188-2.0 series also includes: BKD, BKP, BMM, BMP, BMR, BPW, BRE, BRT.


Production years 2003-2011
Displacement, cc 1968
Fuel system unit-injectors
Power output, hp 140
Torque output, Nm 320
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 81
Piston stroke, mm 95.5
Compression ratio 18
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging VGT
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.3
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 3/4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Touran 2005)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 180

The engine was installed on:

  • Audi A3 2 (8P) in 2003 – 2006;
  • Skoda Octavia 2 (1Z) in 2004 – 2010;
  • Seat Altea 1 (5P) in 2004 – 2010;
  • Seat Leon 2 (1P) in 2005 – 2011;
  • Volkswagen Golf 5 (1K) in 2003 – 2008;
  • Volkswagen Jetta 5 (1K) in 2005 – 2008;
  • Volkswagen Touran 1 (1T) in 2004 – 2010.

Disadvantages of the VW BKD engine

  • In the early years of production, antifreeze leaks regularly occurred due to cracks in the cylinder head;
  • Also, these motors often consume oil up to 1 liter per 1000 kilometers;
  • Unit-injectors have a resource of about 200 – 250 thousand km, and are very expensive;
  • The geometry of the turbine wedges from pollution, as well as the plastic gears of the throttle;
  • A clogged particulate filter or EGR valve throws up a lot of problems for the owner.

1 thought on “Engine Volkswagen BKD”

  1. This engine, BKD, doesn’t have a particulate filter.
    Also, the oil consumption is goes up to 1L/10000km, not 1000.

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