Skoda Octavia of A7 has replaced Octavia A5 and PQ35 platform, having passed to the MQB platform. The novelty has been presented in December, 2012. Thanks to work of the chief designer of the project Josef Kaban – the car has managed to combine in itself such important properties as bright appearance and practicality for which all previous generations of Octavia were famous.
If to compare body the liftback of the second and third generation, then the following changes in outline dimensions turn out:
- length 4659 (90 mm.);
- width of 1814 (45 mm.);
- height of 1476 (14 mm.);
- wheelbase of 2686 (108 mm.);
- road gleam 155 (-9 mm.);
- width of front track of 1549 (8 mm.);
- width of rear track of 1520 (6 mm.).
Luggage compartment volume has also increased – for the liftback to 568/1558 liters, for station wagon (Comb) up to 588/1718 liters.
In 2017 there has taken place restyling of Skoda Octavia A7 as a result of which some outline dimensions have a little changed, so length has been increased up to 4670 mm., and width of rear track began to matter 1540 mm. Besides, headlights of head lighting, tail lights, front and rear bumper, and also radiator lattice have exchanged. It is possible to look at comparative photos of versions of Octavia of dorestayling and restyling HERE. In power units change only one, engine 2.0 TSI has 230 hp, against 220 hp on dorestayling now. The car with engine 1.8 TSI can be chosen or with front drive gear now, or all-wheel-drive which is realized thanks to multidisk clutch and its control package. On interior of changes at least.
Skoda Octavia III engines.
The Dorestayling in the Russian Federation had at choice 4 types of power plants with petrol fuel - it is one atmosfernik 1.6 MPI (fashion. the CWVA engine) with power of 110 hp at 5800 rpm and three turbocharged 1.4 TSI (CHPA and CZDA) with power of 140 and 150 hp at 5000-6000 rpm, 1.8 TSI (CJSA; CJSB) with power of 180 hp at 5100-6200 rpm, and also 2.0 TSI (CHHB) with the maximum power of 220 hp at 4500-6200 rpm. The diesel at us has been presented only by one 2.0 l turbine motor. TDI CR (CKFC; CRMB; CYKA) with the maximum power of 150 hp at 3500-4000 rpm. As already I wrote above, with restyling arrival - installation 2.0 TSI has added to power in addition 10 hp.
The most popular engine for 2017 it is possible to call 1.4 TSI which is the most optimum on such cumulative characteristics as the price, dynamics and profitability. The engine enters series of EA211 power plants which has succeeded EA111 series. 1.4 TSI EA211 in difference from the predecessor has the aluminum block with pig-iron sleeves, diameter of cylinders has been reduced by 2.0 mm. to value of 74.5 mm. The bent shaft became easier, the piston stroke matters 80.0 mm. GBTs has 16 valves, two cam shafts. In difference from 1.4 TSI EA111 exhaust manifold which is integrated into GBTs began to be located behind now. On versions of the engine of 140-150 hp phase shifters are located both on admission, and on release (not to confuse 122 hp on which the phase shifter is located only on admission with the version). As drive gear the belt which interval of replacement of 70-90 thousand km is used.
From typical problems of all petrol cursors it is possible to note replacement on early run of the thermostatically controlled chamber. Cases of failure of the actuator of the turbine forced aspiration adjuster are not rare). Till September, 2014 this problem was solved full replacement of the turbine, later have made changes and adjuster of forced aspiration to design has become possible to replace without replacement of the turbine. Engines 1.6 MPI the simplest of all, but also they have problems – it is failure of the compressor of the air conditioner, gasoline pump, and also increased consumption of oil up to 0.5 l./1000 of km.
Power plants 1.8 TSI and 2.0 TSI from EA888 series have chain drive gear of GRM. Maslozhor has also not bypassed these engines, but cases became single in difference from the previous generations of these motors. I will remind that the zakoksovka of drain holes of oil-control rings was the main reason for the increased appetite of engine 1.8-2.0 TSI of the previous generation to oil. As a rule, the beginning of process of zakoksovaniye began on run of 50-60 thousand km., the full zakoksovka of drainage rings came to the end on run of 100-120 thousand km. The dealer in that case changes buckets with drenazhy bigger productivity. On new 1.8-2.0-liter cursors of blinders of oil meets, judging by cross-sectional forums, but cases these single. In general it is considered that the most trouble-free gasoline engines on Skoda Octavia of A7 are 1.8-liter.
Also the turbodiesel of 2.0 TDI CR is good. Rather reliable and unpretentious unit. The only jamb is natyazhitel of GRM belt which fails ahead of time and asks on replacement on run of 140-150 thousand km.
Transmission of Skoda Octavia A7.
For the engine of 1.6 l. two options are provided: 5 Sr. MKPP and 6 Sr. automatic transmission. On engines 1.4 and 1.8 put already 6 Sr. MKPP or DSG-7. MKPP in both cases is considered very reliable, as cavils it is possible to note early wear of bearings that leads to characteristic I howl, but in general nothing critical. The hydromechanical automatic transmission is also very reliable, but to 120-150 thousand km. run there can be problem with the hydroblock. About DSG7 (DQ200) is written much already and it is possible to esteem about it HERE and HERE, but it is necessary to add that in comparison with early versions of robotic boxes of this model, by our time they were significantly improved and the percent of breakages has considerably decreased... though of course, in my opinion the layman, it is bad option for quiet operation of the car, especially, if the guarantee for car has ended.))) On restyling Skoda Octavia A7 2017 with engine 1.8 TSI with all wheel drive as well as on 2.0 TDI CR and 2.0 TSI establish DSG6 (DQ250) which is considered more reliable, the main thing is timely replacement of oil (interval of 50-60 thousand km.) not to allow wheel slip and to try to be pushed less in plugs. DSG-6 resource at the correct operation can reach 200-250 thousand km. without opening.
Suspender of Skoda Octavia A7.
Depending on Octavia’s complete set and its engine the rear suspension has two types – it is designs with torsion beam or multilever. Multilever goes complete with engines from the volume of 1.8 l. The suspender design in Skoda Octavia 3 is very reliable and can disturb the owners only on trifles, such as wear of racks or barrels of the stabilizer. Frame suspenders sometimes have foreign knocks which, as a rule, are solved replacement of regular rear absorbers by their new versions. (old number 5Q0512013FF new 5Q0513049EA).
Skoda Octavia A7 can consider rather practical car which not so often spoils mood to the owners if to choose the correct combination of the power unit and transmission. In my opinion, purchase Skoda Octavia restyling of 2017 with engine 1.8 TSI in combination with DSG-6 and the system of all wheel drive will be the optimum choice. And you already choose complete set and additional options… the main thing that you had enough money.))) And if is not enough, then from the supported cars it is worth getting accustomed to option 1.4 TSI with MGB