CVT Audi 0AN

The Audi 0AN or Multitronic VL-380 CVT was produced from 2004 to 2009 and was installed on Audi models equipped with V6 engines and turbodiesels with a torque of up to 380 Nm. This continuously variable transmission is the rarest in its model family.

VAG CVTs: 01J, 0AW, 0AN.


Production years 2004 – 2009
Type CVT (continuously variable transmission)
Number of gears
Type of drive front
Engine volume, l up to 3.2
Torque output, Nm up to 380
Recommended oil G 052 516 A2
Oil capacity, liter 7.3
Replacing the oil every 55,000 km
Replacing the filter every 55,000 km
Gearbox lifespan, km ~200 000

Gear ratios Audi 0AN

Using the example of a Audi A4 2007 with a 3.2 liter engine:

Forward 2.378 – 0.381
Reverse 2.378
Final Drive 4.877

The transmission was installed on:

  • Audi A3 2 (8P) in 2004 – 2008;
  • Audi A4 B7 (8E) in 2004 – 2008;
  • Audi A6 C6 (4F) in 2004 – 2008;
  • Audi A8 D3 (4E) in 2005 – 2009.

Disadvantages of the Audi 0AN gearbox

  • It is forbidden to tow cars with such a transmission, the CVT may break down.
  • The delicate transmission control unit is afraid of severe overheating and dirty oil.
  • After 150,000 kilometers, there is a high probability of the drive chain stretching.
  • Wear products gradually clog the solenoids and this reduces the lubricant pressure.
  • Minor problems include the breakdown of the injection pump and leaks from the seals.

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