Engine Volkswagen CBTA

The 2.5-liter Volkswagen CBTA gasoline engine was produced from 2008 to 2014 and was installed on the popular Golf, Jetta, Beetle, Passat models for the American market. This power unit had several analogues with completely different CBUA and CCCA indices.

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


Production years 2008-2014
Displacement, cc 2480
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 170
Torque output, Nm 240
Cylinder block cast iron R5
Block head aluminum 20v
Cylinder bore, mm 82.5
Piston stroke, mm 92.8
Compression ratio 10.3
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 6.0
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Passat 2012)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~350 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Volkswagen Beetle 2 (5C) in 2011 – 2014;
  • Volkswagen Golf 6 (5K) in 2009 – 2014;
  • Volkswagen Jetta 5 (1K) in 2008 – 2010; Jetta 6 (1B) in 2010 – 2014;
  • Volkswagen Passat NMS (A32) in 2011 – 2014.

Disadvantages of the VW CBTA engine

  • This power unit is very reliable, the owners complain only about fuel consumption;
  • In case of severe traction failures, start the search for the culprits with the fuel pump or its filter;
  • Not the highest resource is the water pump, as well as ignition coils;
  • In electrical terms, the most common concern is the coolant temperature sensor;
  • On runs over 200 thousand km, it may be necessary to replace the timing chain with tensioners.

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