VW (VAG) VR6 2.8 litre AAA/AFP engine
Welcome to a very exciting opportunity to buy a new-old-stock, as-new crate engine. These are German made VR6 2.8 litre 12 valve engines producing 129KW/174BHP from the factory as standard. The stickers on the block state ‘177’ as the power in PS which equates to 174BHP or 129KW. The VR6 platform can be lightly modified to produce 200BHP and most have the potential for far in excess of that. Parts generally are quite easy to come by too.
Many of the parts are marked AAA and the part numbers we can identify on the block come up as AAA. They have AAA stickers but we believe these engines are in fact the later AFP variant. The AFP block has slight differences and it uses a different manifold and different cam timings to an AAA engine. The AFP sticker should be found on the manifold and as there is no manifold present the sticker is not present. A drag racer and expert in VR6 engines that purchased one let us know that it matched up to his AFP manifold.
They are as-new and completely unused, never run engines and have never been in a vehicle before!
Ideal for your race or drag vehicle or just as an upgrade for your standard VW. The engine will fit many models of VW group car. We are not VW or VAG experts by any means so please check with someone who knows about these engines before getting too excited about fitting it to your new project.
There are no ancillaries, injection bits or manifolds included. Please check the photographs closely for included parts. These VR6 engines were intended to replace an original damaged engine re-using the original unit’s undamaged components. The engines are not ‘ready to drop in and drive’ and will certainly require oil, service items, engine cover, ancillaries and more.
We purchased a few of these engines as surplus at the end of the manufacturers warranty period and they have been stored in our warehouse for many years. The engines were held as spares in case of a replacement being required under warranty but were never required. One of the engines is marked July 2002. As these were always destined to be warranty engines they were likely produced close to the very end of production, perhaps even after the listed official production run of this version of the engine. Our research in to the specifics of these engines, particularly concerning if they are AFP or AAA variants was made particularly confusing due to the contradictory dates.
VAG part numbers:
Cylinder head: 021103265BX
Note: This engine is NOT ULEZ compliant (unless installed in a historic vehicle).
Only 2 units left in stock!*
*As of 1st Nov 2023
For your reference in researching this engine I found this old thread from someone who converted a AAA engine to AFP block. There appears to be some good information here that I’ve been unable to find anywhere else.
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