Gearbox Volkswagen DQ200

The 7-speed preselective robotic transmission VW DQ200 or DSG-7 has been assembled by the company since 2007 and installed on front-wheel drive cars under the symbol 0AM, and after the 2013 update as 0CW. The version of the gearbox with two dry clutches for Audi models is known under its index 0BM.

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

In 2007, Volkswagen introduced a 7-speed preselective robotic gearbox with two dry clutches, which was developed jointly with the German company LUK. This gearbox is intended for small transversely mounted engines up to 250 Nm of torque. The first modifications are known under the symbols 0AM on Volkswagen models or 0BM on Audi. In 2013, a seriously updated version of this gearbox appeared under its own index 0CW.

Specifications

Production years since 2007
Type robotic transmission
Number of gears 7
Type of drive front
Engine volume, l up to 2.0
Torque output, Nm up to 250
Recommended oil G052 512 A2 + G004 000 M2
Oil capacity, liter 1.9 + 1.0
Replacing the oil every 60,000 km
Replacing the filter every 60,000 km
Gearbox lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 70

Gear ratios Volkswagen DQ200

Using the example of a VW Golf 2010 with a 1.4 TSI engine:

Main 4.438/3.227
1st 3.765
2nd 2.273
3rd 1.531
4th 1.133
5th 1.176
6th 0.956
7th 0.795
Reverse 4.167

The transmission was installed on:

  • Audi A1 1 (8X) in 2010 – 2018; A1 2 (GB) since 2018;
  • Audi A3 2 (8P) in 2007 – 2013; A3 3 (8V) in 2012 – 2020;
  • Seat Altea 1 (5P) in 2010 – 2015;
  • Seat Arona 1 (KJ) since 2017;
  • Seat Ibiza 4 (6J) in 2008 – 2017; Ibiza 5 (6F) since 2017;
  • Seat Leon 2 (1P) in 2010 – 2012; Leon 3 (5F) in 2012 – 2020; Leon 4 (KL) since 2020;
  • Seat Toledo 4 (KG) in 2012 – 2018;
  • Skoda Fabia 2 (5J) in 2010 – 2014; Fabia 3 (NJ) since 2014;
  • Skoda Karoq 1 (NU) since 2017;
  • Skoda Octavia 2 (1Z) in 2008 – 2013; Octavia 3 (5E) in 2012 – 2020; Octavia 4 (NX) since 2019;
  • Skoda Rapid 1 (NH) in 2012 – 2020; Rapid 2 (NK) since 2019;
  • Skoda Superb 2 (3T) in 2008 – 2013; Superb 3 (3V) since 2015;
  • Skoda Yeti 1 (5L) in 2009 – 2017;
  • Volkswagen Beetle 2 (5C) in 2011 – 2019;
  • Volkswagen Caddy 4 (SA) in 2015 – 2020; Caddy 5 (SB) since 2020;
  • Volkswagen Golf 5 (1K) in 2007 – 2008; Golf 6 (5K) in 2008 – 2012; Golf 7 (5G) in 2012 – 2020; Golf 8 (CD) since 2019;
  • Volkswagen Golf Plus 1 (5M) in 2008 – 2014;
  • Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan 1 (AM) in 2014 – 2020;
  • Volkswagen Jetta 5 (1K) in 2007 – 2010; Jetta 6 (1B) in 2010 – 2019;
  • Volkswagen Passat B6 (3C) in 2007 – 2010; Passat B7 (36) in 2010 – 2015; Passat B8 (3G) since 2014;
  • Volkswagen Passat CC (35) in 2008 – 2016;
  • Volkswagen Polo 5 (6R) in 2009 – 2017; Polo 6 (AW) since 2017;
  • Volkswagen Polo Liftback 1 (CK) since 2020;
  • Volkswagen Polo Sedan 1 (6C) in 2015 – 2020;
  • Volkswagen Scirocco 3 (137) in 2008 – 2014;
  • Volkswagen Taos 1 (CP) since 2020;
  • Volkswagen Tiguan 1 (5N) in 2011 – 2015;
  • Volkswagen Touran 1 (1T) in 2008 – 2015; Touran 2 (5T) since 2015.

Disadvantages of the VW DQ200 gearbox

  • Most of the complaints on specialized forums are related to shocks when shifting the gearbox due to wear of the clutch set, the service life of which is greatly reduced when driving in traffic jams. If the clutch is replaced incorrectly, the input shaft bearing may fail, then the shaft will simply break due to vibrations and the entire assembly will need to be replaced.
  • Another problematic part of the gearbox is the mechatronics, and there are several weak points: the board can burn out due to a short circuit between the conductive paths, the solenoids are sensitive to oil contamination and wear out quickly without replacing it, but the most dangerous thing is that the valve body here often bursts in the area of the pressure accumulator.
  • In first-generation gearboxes until 2013, gear forks often broke. The ball bearing bushing could not withstand high loads and often fell apart, and its parts got into the oil system, which is extremely dangerous for the transmission gears. The second generation gearboxes received different forks of a one-piece design and the problem went away.
  • The remaining breakdowns, such as destruction of the differential, flywheel, and often gears, are associated with excessive mileage for the gearbox and too aggressive chip tuning.

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