The 3.6-liter VR-shaped Volkswagen CMVA 3.6 FSI engine was produced from 2008 to 2015 and was installed on only one model of the German company: the Faeton executive class sedan. This power unit was essentially a slightly more powerful version of the motor with the CMTA index.
The EA390 series includes: AXZ, BHK, BWS, CDVC, CMTA, CMVA.
|Fuel system||direct injection|
|Power output, hp||280|
|Torque output, Nm||370|
|Cylinder block||cast iron VR6|
|Block head||aluminum 24v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||89|
|Piston stroke, mm||96.4|
|Timing drive||2 chains|
|Phase regulator||on both shafts|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||6.7|
|Euro standards||EURO 5|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Phaeton 2009)
|Engine lifespan, km||~330 000|
The engine was installed on:
- Volkswagen Phaeton 1 (3D) in 2008 – 2015.
Disadvantages of the VW CMVA engine
- This motor has already been rid of most of the diseases of the series and is very reliable;
- The most famous engine problems are caused by the formation of soot on the valves;
- Frequent repairs require the crankcase ventilation system, usually the membrane is changed;
- Timing chains here can stretch out and start rattling after 200 – 250 thousand kilometers;
- The rise in oil level and the smell of gasoline under the valve cover hint at injection pump leaks.