Engine Volkswagen AQP

The 2.8-liter 24-valve Volkswagen AQP 2.8 VR6 engine was assembled from 1999 to 2002 and was installed only on charged versions of the Golf 4 and the Bora sedan similar to it. This power unit, after a slight modernization, received a completely different AUE index.

The EA360 series includes: AAA, AQP, ABV, BUB.


Production years 1999-2002
Displacement, cc 2792
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 204
Torque output, Nm 270
Cylinder block cast iron VR6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 81
Piston stroke, mm 90.3
Compression ratio 10.5
Features no
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive 2 chains
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.5
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2/3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Golf 2000)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~270 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Volkswagen Bora 1 (1J) in 1999 – 2002;
  • Volkswagen Golf 4 (1J) in 1999 – 2002.

Disadvantages of the VW AQP engine

  • First of all, Golf and Bora with such an engine are known for high fuel consumption.
  • Over time, oil consumption is also added here, which grows rapidly with mileage.
  • The timing chain not only has a modest resource, but is also very expensive to replace.
  • The little things here are regularly disturbed by sensor failures, as well as by the ignition system.
  • Often, owners have to deal with oil and coolant leaks.

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