Engine Volkswagen BMR

The 2.0-liter Volkswagen BMR 2.0 TDI engine was produced by the company from 2005 to 2008 and was installed only on the sixth generation of the popular Passat model. This diesel engine is known for its whimsical piezoelectric unit injectors.

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


Production years 2005-2008
Displacement, cc 1968
Fuel system unit injectors
Power output, hp 170
Torque output, Nm 350
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 81
Piston stroke, mm 95.5
Compression ratio 18.5
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 4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Volkswagen Passat 2006)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~270 000
Weight, kg 180

The engine was installed on:

  • Volkswagen Passat B6 (3C) in 2005 – 2008.

Disadvantages of the VW BMR engine

  • Piezoelectric unit injectors deliver the most problems to owners;
  • Also, this diesel engine suffers from rapid wear of the hexagon of the oil pump;
  • Oil consumption of about 1 liter per 1000 km is often discussed on specialized forums;
  • The cause of unstable engine operation is usually pollution and wedge geometry of the turbine;
  • Another culprit for dips in traction could be a clogged diesel particulate filter.

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