Engine Volkswagen DBGC

The 2.0-liter Volkswagen DBGC 2.0 TDI diesel engine has been assembled by the concern since 2016 and is installed on the company’s most famous crossovers: the Skoda Kodiaq and the second generation Tiguan. This motor is essentially an environmentally simplified modification of a diesel engine with the DFGA index.

The EA288 series also includes: DCXA, CRLB, CRMB, DETA, DBGC, DFGA, DFBA, DAUA.


Production years since 2016
Displacement, cc 1968
Fuel system Common Rail
Power output, hp 150
Torque output, Nm 340
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 81
Piston stroke, mm 95.5
Compression ratio 16.2
Features DOHC, intercooler
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging Mahle BM70B
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.7
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Volkswagen Tiguan 2018)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~330 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Skoda Kodiaq 1 (NS) since 2017;
  • Volkswagen Tiguan 2 (AD) since 2016.

Disadvantages of the VW DBGC engine

  • On specialized forums, extraneous sounds are most often discussed, as well as vibrations in work;
  • Some more owners complain about lubricant or coolant leaks;
  • The timing drive is belt driven and requires attention, since when it breaks, the valves always bend;
  • Closer to 100,000 km, the diesel particulate filter or the EGR valve may already be clogged.

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