Volkswagen Audi EA111 engine
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The EA111 series (EA = development order) are water-cooled three- and four-cylinder in - line engines of the Volkswagen Group built in Chemnitz and Salzgitter . Engines of the EA111 series are used in, among others, the Polo, the Golf, the Touran, the Audi A2 and the Lupo.
The series EA111 is diverse, of the various engines were mainly built with 1.0, 1.4 and 1.6 liter capacity. A classic motor 111er series of predominantly at Volkswagen Slovakia was manufactured, is a four-cylinder engine with a bore of 76.5 mm and a stroke of 75.6 mm and accordingly, 1390 cc displacement.
In the 1970s, VW developed a diesel engine for the Golf I based on the EA111 . 1984, VW tentatively built a 1.05L EA111 engine longitudinally into the rear of a Beetle to technically modernize it. However, it did not come to series production, the vehicle is now on display at the Volkswagen Automuseum . In 2010 it was announced that the EA111 was recreated in China without a license.
EA111 in the GDR
In 1982, Gerhard Beil , former Secretary of State in the GDR Foreign Trade Department , negotiated with Carl H. Hahn , Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, for the license for the EA111, including the entire production facility. The contract was concluded in 1984, and in 1988 the production plant near Chemnitz was handed over by VW to the IFA Combine . For the cars Wartburg 1.3 and Trabant 1.1 as well as the van Barkas B 1000-1 were manufactured from 1988 complete four-cylinder engines, starting from 1989 additional hull engines (engines without cylinder head) were produced for Volkswagen, within five years 500,000 EA111 should be produced for Volkswagen.
After the turnaround, the production in Chemnitz was continued, 37% of all VW EA111 were manufactured there, 63% ran off the line in the Salzgitter plant. From 1995, this ratio should be reversed.