Self Study Program 442 – The 1.6L TDI Engine

VAG SSP 442. The 1.6L TDI engine with common rail injection system will form the basis for all future four-cylinder diesel engines. This engine represents a new generation of efficient, economical and dynamic diesel engines from Volkswagen.

Following the 2.0 l 103 kW TDI engine with common rail injection system, the 1.6 l TDI engine is now being launched in different output levels.

The 1.6 l TDI engine sees Volkswagen continue a success story in the diesel segment that began in 1993 with the first direct-injection turbocharged diesel car engine.

The engine sets standards in terms of dynamics, driving fun, consumption and reliability. In addition, the use of common rail technology allows a clear improvement in comfort and noise.

Volkswagen is very well prepared with this engine when it comes to future emissions standards. It fulfils the EU5 emissions standard.


  • Introduction
  • Engine Components
  • System Overview
  • Functional Diagram
  • Service
  • Test Yourself

The self-study programme portrays the design and function of new developments.
The contents will not be updated.

For current testing, adjustment and repair instructions, refer to the relevant service literature.

Language: English
Format: PDF
Pages: 48

Self Study Program 442 – The 1.6ltr. TDI Engine