Gearbox Volkswagen DQ250

The 6-speed preselective robotic transmission DQ250 or VW DSG-6 has been produced by the concern since 2003 and is installed on front-wheel drive models under the symbol 02E and all-wheel drive as 0D9. This gearbox with two wet clutches is designed for engines up to 350 Nm of torque.

DSG family: DQ250, DQ400e, DQ200, DQ381, DQ500, DL382, DL501.

In 2003, Volkswagen introduced its first preselective robotic gearbox with two wet clutches, which was developed jointly with BorgWarner. This gearbox was intended for transversely mounted engines with a torque of up to 350 Nm, but has recently been upgraded for installation with diesel power units up to 400 Nm. The gearbox version for front-wheel drive models is indexed 02E, and for all-wheel drive models it is 0D9.

Specifications

Production years since 2003
Type robotic transmission
Number of gears 6
Type of drive front / all wheel
Engine volume, l up to 3.6
Torque output, Nm up to 350 (400)
Recommended oil G 052 182 A2
Oil capacity, liter 7.2
Replacing the oil every 50,000 km
Replacing the filter every 50,000 km
Gearbox lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 94

Gear ratios Volkswagen DQ250

Using the example of a VW Passat B6 2008 with a 2.0 TDI engine:

Main 4.118/3.043
1st 3.462
2nd 2.050
3rd 1.300
4th 0.902
5th 0.914
6th 0.756
Reverse 3.987

The transmission was installed on:

  • Audi A3 2 (8P) in 2003 – 2013; A3 3 (8V) in 2013 – 2018;
  • Audi Q3 1 (8U) in 2014 – 2018;
  • Audi TT 1 (8N) in 2003 – 2006; TT 2 (8J) in 2006 – 2014; TT 3 (8S) in 2014 – 2018;
  • Seat Altea 1 (5P) in 2004 – 2013;
  • Seat Alhambra 2 (7N) in 2004 – 2013;
  • Seat Leon 2 (1P) in 2004 – 2013; Leon 3 (5F) in 2004 – 2013;
  • Seat Toledo 3 (5P) in 2004 – 2013;
  • Skoda Karoq 1 (NU) in 2017 – 2019;
  • Skoda Kodiaq 1 (NS) in 2017 – 2018;
  • Skoda Octavia 2 (1Z) in 2004 – 2013; Octavia 3 (5E) in 2012 – 2018;
  • Skoda Superb 2 (3T) in 2008 – 2015; Superb 3 (3V) in 2015 – 2018;
  • Skoda Yeti 1 (5L) in 2009 – 2017;
  • Volkswagen Beetle 2 (5C) in 2011 – 2018;
  • Volkswagen Caddy 3 (2K) in 2004 – 2015; Caddy 4 (SA) in 2015 – 2020;
  • Volkswagen Eos 1 (1F) in 2006 – 2015;
  • Volkswagen Golf 5 (1K) in 2004 – 2008; Golf 6 (5K) in 2008 – 2012; Golf 7 (5G) in 2012 – 2017;
  • Volkswagen Golf Plus 1 (5M) in 2004 – 2014;
  • Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan 1 (AM) in 2014 – 2017;
  • Volkswagen Jetta 5 (1K) in 2005 – 2010; Jetta 6 (1B) in 2010 – 2018;
  • Volkswagen Passat B6 (3C) in 2005 – 2010; Passat B7 (36) in 2010 – 2015; Passat B8 (3G) in 2014 – 2018;
  • Volkswagen Passat B7 Alltrack (365) in 2012 – 2015; Passat B8 Alltrack (3G5) in 2015 – 2018;
  • Volkswagen Passat CC (35) in 2008 – 2016;
  • Volkswagen Scirocco 3 (137) in 2008 – 2017;
  • Volkswagen Sharan 2 (7N) in 2010 – 2022;
  • Volkswagen Tiguan 1 (5N) in 2007 – 2016; Tiguan 2 (AD) in 2016 – 2018;
  • Volkswagen Touran 1 (1T) in 2004 – 2015; Touran 2 (5T) in 2015 – 2019.

Disadvantages of the VW DQ250 gearbox

  • Like all preselective robotic transmissions with clutches in an oil bath, this gearbox suffers from jerks or jerks due to contamination by wear products of solenoids in mechatronics. The more powerful the power unit and the more sharply the owners drive, the faster the clutch kit wears out and the hydraulic valves clog.
  • When combined with very powerful engines and especially after aggressive chip tuning, the differential in this gearbox can be destroyed, and already after a mileage of 50 thousand km. Often, the shaft gears wear out and their seats break.
  • At the ends of the shafts of the robotic gearbox there are master disks of rotation sensors. Due to magnetization, they collect metal shavings and then the sensors go blind. The same problem also applies to the gear fork position sensors.
  • In the first years of production, these robots were equipped with a weak dual-mass flywheel, which quickly began to vibrate, which led to the destruction of the clutch.
  • You may also encounter failure of the gearbox control board due to overheating and wear on the gears due to the lubricant supply tube to the shaft being clogged with wear products.

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