Gearbox Audi DL501

The 7-speed preselective robotic transmission Audi DL501 or 0B5 has been produced by the company since 2008 and is installed on all-wheel drive versions of such models as A4, A6, A7, Q5, as well as Porsche Macan. This robotic gearbox with a pair of wet clutches is designed for longitudinally mounted engines.

DSG-7 family: DQ200, DQ381, DQ500, DL382, DL501.


Production years since 2008
Type robotic transmission
Number of gears 7
Type of drive all wheel
Engine volume, l up to 4.2
Torque output, Nm up to 600
Recommended oil G052 529 A2 + G055 532 A2
Oil capacity, liter 6.7 + 4.5
Replacing the oil every 60,000 km
Replacing the filter every 60,000 km
Gearbox lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 130

Gear ratios Audi DL501

Using the example of a Audi A7 2012 with a 3.0 TSI engine:

Main 4.093
1st 3.692
2nd 2.150
3rd 1.406
4th 1.025
5th 0.787
6th 0.625
7th 0.519
Reverse 2.944

The transmission was installed on:

  • Audi A4 B8 (8K) in 2008 – 2015;
  • Audi A5 1 (8T) in 2008 – 2016;
  • Audi A6 C7 (4G) in 2011 – 2018;
  • Audi A7 C7 (4G) in 2010 – 2018;
  • Audi Q5 1 (8R) in 2008 – 2017;
  • Porsche Macan 1 (95B) in 2014.

Disadvantages of the Audi DL501 gearbox

  • Most of the problems with this gearbox are associated with rapid wear of the clutch kit.
  • Wear products clog the mechatronics solenoids, causing shocks and vibrations.
  • Vibrations break the bearing in the front cover of the gearbox and its seat.
  • The clutch cooling ejection pump has a short lifespan.
  • It is also quite common to change the electronic control board or sensor module.

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