IE 2.0T TSI Gen 3 Sport Short Block | Fits VW & Audi MQB, MK7, 8V, 8S

ALT-Integrated Engineering



The IE Sport Short Block for VW/Audi EA888 Gen 3 engines is the direct replacement performance short block built to handle upwards of 500+HP. Assembled with the highest quality forged internals with cutting edge tools by our in-house VW/Audi race engine specialist. This bulletproof bottom end will hold up to your MK7 & MQB high-performance street or race build.


  • Direct replacement completely assembled Gen 3 TSI block
  • Multi-point inspected and re-manufactured block by IE Race Engine tech
  • Bored and honed using IE torque plate for perfect round measurements
  • Short block deck is surfaced to exact flatness for excellent gasket seal
  • Crank receives polished journals and chamfered oil holes
  • Precision fit and filed Mahle piston rings to IE Spec measurements
  • Complete multi-point critical dimension checklist and measured clearances
  • Assembled with premium IE Tuscan connecting rods with rifle drilling
  • Mahle bearings provide long-life reliability under increased stress loads


IE's "Sport" series assembled short block is precisely built with carefully specified components for high-powered engine applications being used for track and street use. This 2.0T TSI EA888 Gen 3 assembly offers incredible strength with long-term reliability and factory-like operating characteristics. Machined using industry-leading practices and assembled in-house by an IE certified race engine technician utilizing precise measurement and assembly tools not found elsewhere. Your sport series short block will serve as the strong foundation for your MQB VW MK7 or Audi 8V powerhouse.


  • IE Tuscan I beam connecting rods
  • IE Spec Mahle 83mm bore 9.3:1 forged pistons
  • Mahle race rod bearings
  • OEM new main bolts & thrust washers
  • OEM new main bearings


Due to the newer age of the M7/8V Gen 3 TSI engine, the cost of purchasing new cores is very high. Due to this excessive cost, all IE Gen 3 Short Blocks require an existing core block and crankshaft to be sent in for the build. All cores will be critically inspected and verified by an IE Race Engine specialist before being accepted as a good and usable core. All engines are assembled in-house and assembly times can vary depending on workload. Typical build times can be as fast as 1-2 weeks or as long as 3-4 weeks from the time we receive your cores. If you have any questions about the ordering or core process, please contact our engine specialists at

*Core must include a complete short block assembly, including block, crank, main caps, balance shaft, etc...


Once the OEM VW/Audi Gen 3 TSI block is cleaned and multi-point inspected, an Integrated Engineering torque plate is bolted to the block for an exact tolerance cylinder overbore and hone. This secures the block into the proper shape during the boring process guaranteeing true round cylinders and achieving precise piston to cylinder wall clearances. Along with perfect file fit piston rings, the block deck receives a freshly machined surface for a proper head gasket seal and strong compression. The main caps are installed and measured to exacting specifications using new OEM main studs ensuring exact roundness for proper crank stability. The rotating assembly is then installed with Integrated Engineering forged Tuscan I beam rifle drilled connecting rods, IE Spec Mahle forged pistons, Mahle Motorsport rod, and new OEM main bearings, and a polished/chamfered OEM forged crankshaft by an IE expert engine builder. The final short bock assembly includes a multi-point critical dimension checklist with all measured clearances, and an instruction & care pamphlet. To complete your engine build, match your high-performance short block with an Integrated Engineering industry-leading performance cylinder head.


IE 144X22 Tuscan I Beam Connecting Rods
IE's premium level Tuscan I-beam connecting rods are utilized in this assembly to deliver industry-leading strength and reliability. The Tuscan rod design is custom-crafted and optimized by our engineers using the latest CAD and FEA software, resulting in a uniquely strong and light connecting rod guaranteed to stand up to even the craziest performance builds. With the included rifle drilling option, oil is forced to the wrist pin by means of a small hole drilled through the rod vertically. This reduces friction on the pin and pin bushing, thus reducing wear. This is extremely beneficial on street cars that are driven frequently.

IE Spec 9.3:1 CR 83mm Mahle Motorsport Forged Pistons
The included set of forged Mahle pistons make for a stout reliable engine for daily driving, road racing, drag racing, or full out competition racing. Utilizing OE experience and innovative concepts, Mahle has continually adapted existing piston designs to combat challenges of aftermarket demands. Mahle pistons utilize weight-optimized aluminum pistons manufactured from high-temperature resistant aluminum-silicon alloy. This alloy along with Mahle's refined design and production technology enable an ideal combination producing pistons with low weight and high load-bearing capacity. Mahle pistons are treated with their own GRAFAL skirt coating, this greatly reduces the skirt to wall surface friction and increases scuffing resistance. Another advantage of the GRAFAL coated pistons is they enable a closer fitting clearance that gives significantly lower engine noise in conjunction with complex piston forms.

Mahle Motorsport Rod Bearings
Mahle Motorsport manufactures the highest quality race bearings available proven time and time again by race engine builders including F1 race teams. With many special features, these bearings have great wear characteristics and added durability for long engine life. Mahle uses a proprietary tri-metal blend to provide a stiffer bearing under high load use, which is necessary for race engines. Each bearing is designed with state-of-the-art software for the ideal oil film thickness, which adds reliability and greatly reduces the chance of spinning a bearing.


Each block is finish painted with durable black enamel and packaged inside a specialty engine bag with a desiccant pouch to remove any moisture that may accumulate during the shipping process. They are then securely bolted into specially manufactured shipping crates ensuring there is no damage.


  • Audi - TT 2015+ (MK3 - 8V - MQB) 2.0T Engine
  • Audi - TTS 2015+ (MK3 - 8V - MQB) 2.0T Engine
  • Audi - A3 2015+ (MK3 - 8V - MQB) 2.0T Engine
  • Audi - S3 2015+ (MK3 - 8V - MQB) 2.0T Engine
  • VW - GTI 2015+ (MK7) 2.0T Engine
  • VW - Golf R 2015+ (MK7) 2.0T Engine
  • VW - GTI 2017+ (MK7.5) 2.0T Engine
  • VW - Golf R 2017+ (MK7.5) 2.0T Engine

This is a short block only, the block will be assembled with all internal rotating assembly parts listed in the product description only.  You will be required to supply the cylinder head, oil pump system, engine accessories, gaskets, manifolds, etc... of your choice.