Gearbox Volkswagen AL952

The VW AL952 8-speed automatic transmission has been assembled at the concern’s plant since 2016 and is installed on the most powerful modifications of Audi, Bentley, Porsche and Volkswagen under the symbol 0D6. This automatic transmission is a variation of the ZF 8HP95A automatic transmission, known from luxury class models.

AL-8 family: AL450, AL550, AL551, AL552, AL951, AL952, AL1000.


Production years since 2016
Type automatic transmission
Number of gears 8
Type of drive all wheel
Engine volume, l up to 6.0
Torque output, Nm up to 950
Recommended oil G 060 162 A2
Oil capacity, liter 9.2
Replacing the oil every 60,000 km
Replacing the filter every 60,000 km
Gearbox lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 150

Gear ratios Volkswagen AL952

Using the example of a Bentley Bentayga 2018 with a 4.0 TFSI engine:

Main 2.850
1st 4.714
2nd 3.143
3rd 2.106
4th 1.667
5th 1.285
6th 1.000
7th 0.839
8th 0.667
Reverse 3.317

The transmission was installed on:

  • Audi A6 C8 (4K) since 2019;
  • Audi A7 C8 (4K) since 2019;
  • Audi A8 D5 (4N) since 2019;
  • Audi Q7 2 (4M) in 2016 – 2020;
  • Audi Q8 1 (4M) in 2019 – 2020;
  • Bentley Bentayga 1 (4V) since 2016;
  • Lamborghini Urus 1 since 2018;
  • Porsche Cayenne 3 (9YA) since 2017;
  • Porsche Cayenne 3 Coupe (9YB) since 2019;
  • Volkswagen Touareg 3 (CR) in 2019 – 2020.

Disadvantages of the VW AL952 gearbox

  • This is a very strong automatic transmission, but it is combined with particularly powerful power units.
  • During active driving, the torque converter locking clutch wears out quite quickly here.
  • Then the valve body becomes clogged with wear products, so change the oil more often.
  • A worn torque converter clutch causes vibrations, breaking the oil pump bearing.
  • Other problems are associated with lubricant leaks, especially in the plastic pan.

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