Gearbox Aisin TL-80SD

The 8-speed automatic transmission Aisin TL-80SD or AWR8L60 was produced in Japan from 2013 to 2019 and was installed only on the 3rd generation of the popular Cadillac CTS model in the Vsport modification. This automatic transmission was combined with a 3.6-liter LF3 turbo unit and was designed for a torque of 600 Nm.

TL-80 family: TL‑80NF, TL‑80SD, TL‑80SN.


Production years 2013 – 2019
Type automatic transmission
Number of gears 8
Type of drive rear
Engine volume, l up to 3.6
Torque output, Nm up to 600
Recommended oil Toyota ATF WS
Oil capacity, liter 11.3
Replacing the oil every 50,000 km
Replacing the filter every 50,000 km
Gearbox lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 117

Gear ratios Aisin TL-80SD

Using the example of a Cadillac CTS Vsport 2015 with a 3.6 liter engine:

Main 2.85
1st 4.596
2nd 2.724
3rd 1.863
4th 1.464
5th 1.231
6th 1.000
7th 0.824
8th 0.685
Reverse 4.056

The transmission was installed on:

  • Cadillac CTS III (A1LL) in 2013 – 2019.

Disadvantages of the TL-80SD gearbox

  • All the problems here are typical for any Aisin automatic transmission from this family;
  • Due to the high torque of a turbo engine, the torque converter clutch wears out quickly;
  • Then this dirt clogs the valve body and shocks appear when switching the gearbox;
  • Driving with a worn clutch breaks the oil pump bushing and causes leaks.

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