The 2.3-liter 20-valve Volkswagen AZX 2.3 VR5 engine was produced from 2000 to 2005 and was installed only on the fifth generation Passat and only in a restyled modification. A similar unit for a transverse arrangement under the hood is known under the AQN index.
The EA395 series includes: AGZ, AQN, AZX.
|Power output, hp||170|
|Torque output, Nm||225|
|Cylinder block||cast iron VR5|
|Block head||aluminum 20v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||81|
|Piston stroke, mm||90.2|
|Timing drive||2 chains|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||4.6|
|Euro standards||EURO 3|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Passat 2002)
|Engine lifespan, km||~275 000|
The engine was installed on:
- Volkswagen Passat B5 (3B) in 2001 – 2005.
Disadvantages of the VW AZX engine
- The engine is rare, structurally complex and there are few specialists in its repair;
- Units of this series are known for high fuel consumption, and over time, lubrication;
- Numerous sensors and crankcase ventilation cause the most problems;
- In second place is the frequent failure of the viscous coupling or V-ribbed belt;
- The timing chain resource is less than 200,000 km, and the replacement is carried out only with the removal of the motor.