Engine Volkswagen BRT

The 2.0-liter Volkswagen BRT 2.0 TDI engine was produced by the concern from 2005 to 2010 and was installed on the rather popular Sharan minivan and its clone Seat Alhambra. This diesel unit is known for the 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 310
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 Sharan 2007)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 178

The engine was installed on:

  • Volkswagen Sharan 1 (7M) in 2005 – 2010;
  • Seat Alhambra 1 (7M) in 2005 – 2010.

Disadvantages of the VW BRT engine

  • A known engine problem is rapid wear on the hex of the oil pump;
  • Unit-injectors have a good resource of 200 – 250 thousand km, but replacement is not cheap;
  • Also, this diesel engine can consume up to 1 liter of oil per 1000 kilometers;
  • From pollution, the geometry of the turbine often wedges here and there are dips in thrust;
  • Another cause of unstable engine operation is a clogged particulate filter.

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