Self Study Program 248 – The W Engine Concept

VAG SSP 248. This Self-Study Programme will familiarise you with the engine mechanicals of the W engine family. The new W8 as well as the W12 engine by VOLKSWAGEN are representatives of a new engine generation – the W engines.

The constantly rising demands regarding performance, running comfort and fuel economy have led to the advancement of existing drive units and the development of new drive units.

The W engines set exacting demands on design. Large numbers of cylinders were adapted to the extremely compact dimensions of the engine. In the process, more attention was paid to lightweight design.


  • Introduction
  • Engine mechanicals
    • Specifications
    • The crankshaft drive
    • The engine in detail
    • The chain drive
    • The camshaft timing control
    • The belt drive
    • The oil circuit
    • The coolant circuit
    • The air supply
    • The exhaust system
  • Service
    • Sealing concept
    • Engine timing overview
    • Special tools

This Self-Study Programme explains the design and function of new developments.
The contents will not be updated!
Please always refer to the relevant Service Literature for current inspection, adjustment and repair instructions.

Language: English
Format: PDF
Pages: 64

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