Engine Volkswagen BGP

The 2.5-liter Volkswagen BGP injection engine was produced from 2005 to 2010 and was installed on such popular concern models as the Golf or Jetta for the US market. There were several analogues of this motor at once under other indices BGQ, BPR and BPS.

The EA855 series includes: BGP, CBTA, CEPA, CTSA, DAZA, DNWA.


Production years 2005-2010
Displacement, cc 2480
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 150
Torque output, Nm 228
Cylinder block cast iron R5
Block head aluminum 20v
Cylinder bore, mm 82.5
Piston stroke, mm 92.8
Compression ratio 10.0
Features no
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator on the intake shaft
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.7
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Jetta 2006)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~330 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Volkswagen Beetle 1 (9C) in 2006 – 2010;
  • Volkswagen Golf 5 (1K) in 2006 – 2008;
  • Volkswagen Jetta 5 (1K) in 2005 – 2008.

Disadvantages of the VW BGP engine

  • The first years of production, these units suffered from very rapid stretching of the timing chain.
  • The culprit for traction failures is most often the fuel pump or its clogged filter.
  • Relatively short service life of ignition coils, up to 100,000 km a pump can leak.
  • Electrically, the coolant temperature sensor often fails.
  • Also, owners of cars with such an engine often complain about oil and antifreeze leaks.

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