Engine Volkswagen CCTB

The 2.0-liter CCTB turbo engine or VW Tiguan 2.0 TSI was produced from 2008 to 2011 and was installed on the first generation of the famous Tiguan crossover for the US and Canadian markets. The power unit is essentially an analogue of the CAWA motor under the American environmental standards ULEV 2.

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


Production years 2008-2011
Displacement, cc 1984
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 170
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 ULEV 2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Tiguan 2009)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~270 000
Weight, kg 152

The engine was installed on:

  • Volkswagen Tiguan 1 (5N) in 2008 – 2011.

Disadvantages of the VW CCTB engine

  • Many owners complain about the timing chain resource, sometimes it is less than 100,000 km;
  • Also, a lot of problems are caused by accelerated carbon formation on the valves;
  • The cause of floating revolutions is often the sticking of the swirl flaps;
  • The regular oil separator quickly clogs, which leads to lubricant consumption;
  • Other weaknesses of the engine include weak ignition coils and a catalyst.

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