Engine Volkswagen CASA

The 3.0-liter Volkswagen CASA 3.0 TDI engine was produced by the company from 2007 to 2011 and was installed only on two, but very popular SUVs of the concern: Touareg GP and Q7 4L. This motor was installed on the first and second generation of the Porsche Cayenne under the index M05.9D and M05.9E.

The EA896 series also includes: BPP, ASB, BMK, BKS, BUG, CASA, CCWA.


Production years 2007-2011
Displacement, cc 2967
Fuel system Common Rail
Power output, hp 240
Torque output, Nm 500 – 550
Cylinder block cast iron V6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 83
Piston stroke, mm 91.4
Compression ratio 17.0
Features 2 x DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive four chains
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging VGT
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 8.2
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Volkswagen Touareg 2009)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~350 000
Weight, kg 215

The engine was installed on:

  • Volkswagen Touareg 1 (7L) in 2007 – 2010; Touareg 2 (7P) in 2010 – 2011;
  • Audi Q7 1 (4L) in 2007 – 2010.

Disadvantages of the VW CASA engine

  • In this diesel engine, there was a marriage of high-pressure fuel pump and a campaign was carried out for a free replacement;
  • Intake manifold swirl flaps can jam up to 100,000 km;
  • Timing chains run for a long time, about 300,000 km, but replacement is expensive;
  • At about the same mileage, piezo injectors or a turbine may already fail;
  • A lot of costly problems for the owner are delivered by the particulate filter and the EGR valve.

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