Audi A4 Timing Belt Or Chain? (1994 – 2017)

Does An Audi A4 Have A Timing Belt (Cambelt) Or A Chain?

Here is a list of timing belts and timing chains for a Audi A4. Reference the model year with the corresponding engine to see if your car has a belt or a chain.


Audi A4
Model YearEngineBelt / Chain
1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 (B5)1.6 L I4timing belt
1.8 L I4 20vtiming belt
1.8 L I4 20v Turbotiming belt
2.4L V6 12vtiming belt
2.4 L V6 30vtiming belt
2.6 L V6timing belt
2.7 L V6 Biturbotiming belt
2.8 L V6 12vtiming belt
2.8 L V6 30vtiming belt
1.9 L I4 DItiming belt
1.9 L I4 TDItiming belt
2.5 L V6 24v TDItiming belt
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 (B6)1.6L I4timing belt
1.8L I4 20v Turbotiming belt
2.0L I4 20vtiming belt
2.0L I4 FSI 16vtiming belt
2.4L V6 30vtiming belt
3.0L V6 30vtiming belt
4.2L V8 40vtiming chain
1.9L I4 TDItiming belt
2.5L V6 TDItiming belt
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 (B7)1.6L I4timing belt
1.8L I4 20v Turbotiming belt
1.8L I4 16v TFSItiming belt
2.0L I4 20vtiming belt
2.0L I4 16v TFSItiming belt
3.2L V6 24v FSItiming chain
1.9L I4 TDItiming belt
2.0L I4 TDItiming belt
2.5L V6 TDItiming belt
2.7L V6 TDItiming chain
3.0L V6 TDItiming chain
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 (B8)1.8L TFSI I4timing chain
2.0L TFSI I4timing chain
3.0L V6 TFSItiming chain
3.2L V6 FSItiming chain
4.2L V8 FSItiming chain
2.0L TDI I4timing belt
2.7L V6 TDItiming chain
3.0L V6 TDItiming chain
2016, 2017 (B9)1.4L TFSI I4timing chain
2.0L TFSI I4timing chain
2.0L TDI I4timing belt
3.0L V6 TDItiming chain

Which models have a belt/chain?


1994 - 2001:

From 1994 to 2001 all Audi A4's have a timing belt.

2001 - 2006:

For the 2001 to 2006 models, the 4.2 v8 has a timing chain and the rest have a belt.

2005 - 2008:

From 2005 to 2008, the 2.7 V6, 3.0 V6 and 3.2 V6 have a chain and the other A4's have a timing belt.

2008 - 2015:

In this year range only the 2.0 tdi has a belt and the others are chain driven.

2016 - 2017:

In the latest generation, the 1.4, 2.0 TFSI A4 models and the 3.0 V6 have a timing chain.