Engine Volkswagen DFGA

The 2.0-liter Volkswagen DFGA 2.0 TDI engine was first introduced by the company in 2016 and is found on such popular crossovers as the second generation Tiguan and Skoda Kodiaq. This diesel engine is distributed only in Europe, in some other markets its EURO 5 analogue DBGC is installed.

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 6
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Volkswagen Tiguan 2017)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~310 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Skoda Kodiaq 1 (NS) since 2016;
  • Volkswagen Tiguan 2 (AD) since 2016;
  • Volkswagen Touran 2 (5T) in 2015 – 2020.

Disadvantages of the VW DFGA engine

  • Owners on specialized forums most often discuss strange sounds and vibrations at work;
  • Also periodically there are complaints about oil and coolant leaks;
  • The timing belt lasts a long time, but requires attention, because when it breaks, the valves bend;
  • On long runs, a particulate filter delivers a lot of trouble, as well as an EGR valve.

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