Engine Volkswagen BMP

The 2.0-liter Volkswagen BMP 2.0 TDI diesel engine was produced from 2005 to 2010 and was installed on the sixth generation of the popular Passat model and the similar Skoda Superb 2. This diesel engine is known for a frequent problem with the rapid wear of the oil pump hexagon.

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


Production years 2005-2010
Displacement, cc 1968
Fuel system unit-injectors
Power output, hp 140
Torque output, Nm 320
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 81
Piston stroke, mm 95.5
Compression ratio 18.0
Features SOHC
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 4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Volkswagen Passat 2007)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~280 000
Weight, kg 178

The engine was installed on:

  • Skoda Superb 2 (3T) in 2008 – 2010;
  • Volkswagen Passat B6 (3C) in 2005 – 2008.

Disadvantages of the VW BMP engine

  • The most famous engine problem is the oil pump hex problem.
  • The resource of unit-injectors is approximately 250,000 km, and their replacement is very expensive.
  • Oil consumption up to 1 liter per 1000 km is also regularly discussed at specialized forums.
  • The culprit for failures in engine thrust is usually a jammed turbine geometry.
  • The reason for the unstable operation of a diesel engine may also be a dirty particulate filter.

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