Self Study Program 920163 – Audi Third Generation 2.0l Engines

VAG SSP 920163 – Audi Third Generation 2.0l Engines: Next Evolutionary Step Forward with Miller Cycle Technology and B Cycle Refinement. Self Study Program 920163 covers the introduction of two new 2.0l engines from Audi, representing the next evolutionary step forward in engine technology. The engines are members of the third generation EA888 engine family and are categorized as Generation 3 MLBevo engines. The main difference between the two engines is in the charge cycle and combustion process.

The Performance class 1 engine is capable of operating on the Miller cycle, a combustion cycle principle first patented in 1947. Audi premiered an engine based on the Miller cycle operating principles at the Vienna Motor Symposium in May of 2015, which was hailed as the most fuel-efficient gasoline engine in its class. The Performance class 1 engine is also referred to as the 2.0l Generation 3 BC engine, with BC standing for B cycle, which is the Audi term for its technological refinement to the Miller combustion cycle principles. The marketing term for this engine is the 2.0 T ultra engine.

The Performance class 2 engine is similar in operating principle to the current 2.0l TFSI engine used in the North American market on the 2016 Audi A4. This engine is not a B cycle engine.

The self-study program covers the differences in engine mechanicals compared with the third-generation engines, the new features of the lubrication, charging, fuel, and injection systems, and the operation of the Miller cycle. Self Study Program 920163 provides a detailed look at the advanced technology and design elements of these third-generation engines, making it a valuable resource for technicians and enthusiasts interested in understanding the performance and capabilities of these new engines.

With its use of Miller cycle technology and B cycle refinement, the Audi Third Generation 2.0l Engines offer a fuel-efficient and powerful driving experience. Their advanced technology and design elements ensure a reliable and efficient engine, making them a top choice for any driver seeking high performance and advanced technology in a car engine.


  • Introduction
    • Development of the engine series
    • Design objectives for the new engines
  • Features/ specifications
    • Performance class 1 engine
    • Performance class 2 engine
  • Engine mechanicals
    • Crankshaft
    • Engine block
    • Engine oil 0W-20
    • Cylinder head
    • Chain drive
  • Engine management
    • Mass airflow sensor
    • Combustion process
    • Miller cycle
    • The new Audi B cycle combustion process
  • Service
    • Three-piece oil control rings
    • Maintenance
  • Appendix
    • Glossary
  • Self-Study Programs
  • Knowledge assessment

This eSelf Study Program teaches a basic knowledge of the design and functions of new models, new automotive components or technologies.
It is not a Repair Manual! All values given are intended as a guideline only.
For maintenance and repair work, always refer to the current technical literature.

Language: English
Format: PDF
Pages: 34

Self Study Program 920163 – Audi Third Generation 2.0l Engines