Self Study Program 495 – The 3.0L V6 TDI Engine (Generation 2)

VAG SSP 496. The first generation of the 3.0 l V6 TDI engine entered series production at Volkswagen in 2005 (it was first used by Audi in 2003).

The 3.0 l V6 engine developed by Audi has been used in various VW Group models with great success. Over 1.6 million V6 TDI engines have now been built. Now in 2011, Volkswagen is introducing the second generation of this engine.

This newly developed engine successfully combines low consumption figures, low emissions and a high level of power development with reduced engine weight. The focus was on minimising friction and achieving a lightweight design.

The new V6 TDI generation comes in two output versions — a 180 kW version and a 150 kW version. An optimised piezo common rail injection system with up to 2,000 bar fuel rail pressure is used.

The V6 TDI engine is already designed for future developments in terms of output, emissions and fuel consumption.


  • Introduction
  • Engine Mechanics
  • Engine Management
  • Service
  • Test Yourself

The self-study programme presents the design and function of new developments!
The content will not be updated.
Current testing, setting and repair instructions can be found in the provided service literature.

Language: English
Format: PDF
Pages: 48

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