Engine Volkswagen CBFA

The VW CBFA 2.0 TSI 2.0-liter turbo engine was produced by the concern from 2008 to 2013 and was installed only on models for the American market, such as Eos, Golf GTI and Passat CC. The motor was created under the strict environmental requirements of SULEV, applied in California.

The EA888 gen1 series includes: BYT, BZB, CABA, CABB, CABD, CAWA, CAWB, CBFA, CCTA, CCTB.


Production years 2008-2013
Displacement, cc 1984
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 200
Torque output, Nm 280
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 82.5
Piston stroke, mm 92.8
Compression ratio 9.6
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator on the intake shaft
Turbocharging KKK K03
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.6
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards SULEV
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Passat CC 2012)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~280 000
Weight, kg 152

The engine was installed on:

  • Audi A3 2 (8P) in 2008 – 2013;
  • Audi TT 2 (8J) in 2008 – 2010;
  • Volkswagen Golf 5 (1K) in 2008 – 2009; Golf 6 (5K) in 2009 – 2013;
  • Volkswagen Eos 1 (1F) in 2008 – 2009;
  • Volkswagen Passat CC (35) in 2008 – 2012.

Disadvantages of the VW CBFA engine

  • The main complaints are related to the short resource of the timing chain, sometimes less than 100,000 km.
  • In second place is the unstable operation of the engine due to soot on the valves.
  • The cause of floating revolutions is often the contamination of the swirl flaps.
  • The regular oil separator often fails, which leads to lubricant consumption.
  • The weak points of the motor include unreliable ignition coils and a catalyst.

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