Does An Audi A4 Have A Timing Belt Or Timing Chain?

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    Audi A4 Timing Overview (All Model Years)

    All 2010 - 2021 Audi A4s have a timing chain and interference engine. From 2007 - 2008 all 4 cylinder A4s have timing belts while the V6's have chains.

    In 2008 the cabriolets (convertibles) have a timing belt while the sedans have a timing chain.

    From 1996 - 2006 all A4s have timing belts apart from the 3.2L V6's.

    All Audi A4 engines are interference.

    Model Years Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference
    Audi A4 2010 - 2021alltiming chaininterference
    2007 - 20084 Cylinderstiming beltsinterference
    2009 (sedans)4 Cylinderstiming chainsinterference
    2009 (cabriolets)4 Cylinderstiming beltsinterference
    2007 - 2016V6'stiming chainsinterference
    2005 - 20093.2Ltiming chainsinterference
    1996 - 20061.8L, 2.0L, 2.8L, 3.0Ltiming beltsinterference

    Scroll down for detailed information on your particular model year.

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    Note: Replacement intervals are broad recommendations and can be affected by age, weather conditions, running conditions etc. Check with the owner's manual/ manufacturer/ dealership.

    2021 Audi A4

    All 2021 Audi A4 models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

    Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 201 hp (40)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 261 hp (45)timing chaininterferencelifetime

    2020 Audi A4

    All 2020 Audi A4 models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

    Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 201 hp (40)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 261 hp (45)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    3.0L V6 Turbo 349 hp (S4)timing chaininterferencelifetime

    2019 Audi A4

    All 2019 Audi A4 models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

    Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 201 hp (40)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 261 hp (45)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    3.0L V6 Turbo 349 hp (S4)timing chaininterferencelifetime

    2018 Audi A4

    All 2018 Audi A4 models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

    Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 190 hp (40)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 252 hp (45)timing chaininterferencelifetime

    2017 Audi A4

    All 2017 Audi A4 models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

    Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 190 hp (40)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 252 hp (45)timing chaininterferencelifetime

    2016 Audi A4

    All 2016 Audi A4 models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

    Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 222 hp (CNCD)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    3.0L V6 Turbo 333 hp (S4 CAKA)timing chaininterferencelifetime

    2015 Audi A4

    All 2015 Audi A4 models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

    Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 222 hp (CNCD)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    3.0L V6 Turbo 333 hp (S4 CAKA)timing chaininterferencelifetime

    2014 Audi A4

    All 2014 Audi A4 models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

    Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 222 hp (CNCD)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    3.0L V6 Turbo 333 hp (S4 CAKA)timing chaininterferencelifetime

    2013 Audi A4

    All 2013 Audi A4 models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

    Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 211 hp (CDNC)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    3.0L V6 Turbo 333 hp (S4 CAKA)timing chaininterferencelifetime

    2012 Audi A4

    All 2012 Audi A4 models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

    Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 211 hp (CDNC)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    3.0L V6 Turbo 333 hp (S4 CAKA)timing chaininterferencelifetime

    2011 Audi A4

    All 2011 Audi A4 models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

    Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 211 hp (CDNC)timing chaininterferencelifetime

    2010 Audi A4

    All 2010 Audi A4 models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

    Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 211 hp (CDNC)timing chaininterferencelifetime

    2009 Audi A4

    Apart from the cabriolets (convertibles) all 2009 Audi A4 models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

    The cabriolets (convertibles) 2009 Audi A4 models have a timing belt and an interference engine.

    Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 200 hp (FSI), Cabriolettiming beltinterference75k inspect, 95k replace
    2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 211 hp (CDNC), Sedanstiming chaininterferencelifetime
    3.2L V6 265 hp (S4 CALA)timing chaininterferencelifetime

    2008 Audi A4

    All 2008 Audi A4 models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

    Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 211 hp (CDNC)timing beltinterference75k inspect, 95k replace
    3.2L V6 265 hp (S4 CALA)timing chaininterferencelifetime

    2007 Audi A4

    All 2007 Audi A4 models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

    Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 200 hp (FSI)timing beltinterference75k inspect, 95k replace
    3.2L V6 255 hp (FSI)timing chaininterferencelifetime

    2006 Audi A4

    All 2006 Audi A4 models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

    Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    1.8L 4 Cyl. Turbo 170 hp (B6)timing beltinterference80k
    2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 200 hp (FSI)timing beltinterference75k inspect, 95k replace
    3.0L V6 220 hp (B6)timing beltinterference80k
    3.2L V6 255 hp (FSI)timing chaininterferencelifetime

    2005 Audi A4

    All 2005 Audi A4 models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

    Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    1.8L 4 Cyl. Turbo 170 hp (B6)timing beltinterference80k
    2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 200 hp (FSI)timing beltinterference75k inspect, 95k replace
    3.0L V6 220 hp (B6)timing beltinterference80k
    3.2L V6 255 hp (FSI)timing chaininterferencelifetime

    2004 Audi A4

    All 2004 Audi A4 models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

    Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    1.8L 4 Cyl. Turbo 170 hp (B6)timing beltinterference90k
    3.0L V6 220 hp (B6)timing beltinterference105k normal, 52.5k severe

    2003 Audi A4

    All 2003 Audi A4 models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

    Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    1.8L 4 Cyl. Turbo 170 hp (B6)timing beltinterference90k
    3.0L V6 220 hp (B6)timing beltinterference105k normal, 52.5k severe

    2002 Audi A4

    All 2002 Audi A4 models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

    Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    1.8L 4 Cyl. Turbo 170 hp (B6)timing beltinterference90k
    3.0L V6 220 hp (B6)timing beltinterference105k normal, 52.5k severe

    2001 Audi A4

    All 2001 Audi A4 models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

    Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    1.8L 4 Cyl. Turbo 170 hp (B6)timing beltinterference120k
    2.8L V6 190hp (B5)timing beltinterference105k

    2000 Audi A4

    All 2000 Audi A4 models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

    Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    1.8L 4 Cyl. Turbo 170 hp (B6)timing beltinterference120k
    2.8L V6 190hp (B5)timing beltinterference105k

    1999 Audi A4

    All 1999 Audi A4 models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

    Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    1.8L 4 Cyl. Turbo 170 hp (B6)timing beltinterference120k
    2.8L V6 190hp (B5)timing beltinterference105k

    1998 Audi A4

    All 1998 Audi A4 models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

    Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    1.8L 4 Cyl. Turbo 170 hp (B6)timing beltinterference120k
    2.8L V6 190hp (B5)timing beltinterference105k

    1997 Audi A4

    All 1997 Audi A4 models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

    Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    1.8L 4 Cyl. Turbo 170 hp (B6)timing beltinterference120k
    2.8L V6 190hp (B5)timing beltinterference105k

    1996 Audi A4

    All 1996 Audi A4 models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

    Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.8L V6 172hp (B5)timing beltinterference60k

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