Engine Volkswagen CDVC

The 3.6-liter Volkswagen CDVC or VR6 3.6 FSI engine has been produced by the concern since 2016 and is installed on crossovers of the Atlas family and the similar Teramont. A similar power unit with a capacity of 260 hp was installed on the Skoda Superb under the CDVA index.

The EA390 series includes: AXZ, BHK, BWS, CDVC, CMTA, CMVA.


Production years since 2016
Displacement, cc 3597
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 250 – 280
Torque output, Nm 360
Cylinder block cast iron VR6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 89
Piston stroke, mm 96.4
Compression ratio 11.4
Features no
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator on both shafts
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 6.7
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 5/6
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Teramont 2019)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 188

The engine was installed on:

  • Volkswagen Atlas 1 (CA) since 2016;
  • Volkswagen Teramont 1 (CA) since 2018.

Disadvantages of the VW CDVC engine

  • This is a reliable engine and the owners complain only about the high fuel consumption.
  • Like all direct injection engines, this one suffers from carbon deposits on the intake valves.
  • The membrane of the crankcase ventilation system often fails and requires replacement.
  • The timing chain drive is very durable and requires replacement after 250,000 km of run.
  • Rarely, but there is an increase in pressure and leakage in the injection pump due to regulator failure.

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