The 3.0-liter Volkswagen CRCA 3.0 TDI diesel engine was produced from 2011 to 2018 and was installed only on the two most popular group crossovers: Touareg NF or Q7 4L. Such a power unit was installed on the Porsche Cayenne and Panamera under the indices MCR.CA and MCR.CC.
The EA897 series also includes: CJMA, CDUC, CDUD, CRCA, CRTC, CVMD, DCPC.
|Fuel system||Common Rail|
|Power output, hp||245|
|Torque output, Nm||550|
|Cylinder block||cast iron V6|
|Block head||aluminum 24v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||83|
|Piston stroke, mm||91.4|
|Features||2 x DOHC|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||8.0|
|Euro standards||EURO 5/6|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Volkswagen Touareg 2012)
|Engine lifespan, km||~350 000|
The engine was installed on:
- Audi Q7 1 (4L) in 2011 – 2015;
- Volkswagen Touareg 2 (7P) in 2011 – 2018.
Disadvantages of the VW CRCA engine
- The motors of this series turned out to be more reliable than their predecessors, so far there are few complaints about them;
- The main engine failures are associated with the fuel system and its piezo injectors;
- Also, oil or coolant leaks are periodically discussed on specialized forums;
- On a run of over 200,000 km, they often stretch here and require replacement of the timing chain;
- As with all modern diesel engines, the diesel particulate filter and EGR cause a lot of problems.