The BMB engine, part of the 2.0 FSI series from Volkswagen, was used in various vehicles from 2003 to 2008, particularly in the three-door and five-door VW Golf 5 hatchbacks. Here’s an overview of its applicability, advantages, disadvantages, and tuning prospects:
Applicability of BMB Engine:
- Audi: A3 (2005-2006)
- Skoda: Octavia (2005-2008)
- Volkswagen: Golf (2005-2008), Jetta (2005-2008), Touran (2005-2006), Passat (2005-2010), Eos (2006-2008)
|Timing drive||Belt and chain|
|Environmental class||Euro 4|
|Fuel type||Gasoline AI-98|
|Features of the internal combustion engine||DOHC|
|Supply system||Direct injection|
|Cylinder block||Aluminum R4|
|Cylinder head||Aluminum 16v|
|Cylinder diameter||82.5 mm|
|Piston stroke||92.8 mm|
|Phase regulator||At the inlet|
|Engine oil||4.6 l 5W-30|
|Average resource||250,000 km|
The BMB engine Reliability
- The BMB engine is a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder gasoline engine with a maximum power of 150 hp, featuring 16 valves and a DOHC (Double Overhead Camshaft) setup.
- It utilizes the FSI (Fuel-Stratified Injection) system for direct fuel injection and incorporates continuously changing valve timing technology. The timing is driven by a durable toothed belt.
- The engine is known for its longevity, with a resource of at least 250,000 km, and it can run on both 95- and 98-grade gasoline.
Most Common BMB Engine Problems
- BMB engines may face starting difficulties in extreme cold conditions (below -15°C). It is recommended to change the timing belt more frequently in colder climates like Russia (every 90,000 km) compared to Western Europe (every 180,000 km).
- The direct injection system in BMB engines can lead to carbon deposits on the valves over time, blocking specific channels and causing a noticeable decrease in power. Resolving this issue may require engine disassembly to remove carbon deposits.
- High-mileage BMB engines can experience oil consumption issues due to thin piston rings.
- It is possible to reflash the BMB engine’s electronic control unit (ECU) for a power increase. This tuning can be combined with a cold air intake system and a catalyst-free exhaust to achieve approximately a 15 hp boost, which is a budget-friendly tuning option.
- While more complex mechanical modifications like changing camshafts, throttle valves, or installing a turbocharger are theoretically possible, experts generally consider them inefficient in terms of time and money. Instead, it may be wiser to invest in a vehicle with a more powerful factory engine if additional power is desired.