Gearbox Mercedes 722.7

The Mercedes 722.7 or W5A180 5-speed automatic transmission was shown in 1998 and was intended only for the A-class model and the Vaneo compact van, created on its basis. This front-wheel drive transmission is combined with engines up to 1.9 liters and 205 Nm of torque.

This series includes: 722.3, 722.4, 722.5, 722.6, 722.7, 722.9, 725.0.


Production years since 1998
Type automatic transmission
Number of gears 5
Type of drive front
Engine volume, l up to 1.9
Torque output, Nm up to 205
Recommended oil MB ATF 236.12
Oil capacity, liter 6.3
Replacing the oil every 70,000 km
Replacing the filter every 70,000 km
Gearbox lifespan, km ~250 000

Gear ratios Mercedes 722.7

Using the example of a Mercedes A-Class 2003 with a 1.9 liter engine:

Main 3.760
1st 3.625
2nd 2.090
3rd 1.314
4th 0.902
5th 0.721
Reverse 3.670

The transmission was installed on:

  • Mercedes A-Class W168 in 1998 – 2004;
  • Mercedes Vaneo W414 in 2002 – 2005.

Disadvantages of the Mercedes 722.7 gearbox

  • The most famous problem with this automatic transmission is considered to be the rupture of the K1 clutch drum.
  • Another weak point of the transmission is the valve body electronic board.
  • The remaining breakdowns are considered age-related and are associated with oil contamination.

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