Gearbox Volkswagen DQ400e

The 6-speed preselective robotic transmission VW DQ400e or DSG6 0DD has been produced since 2014 and is installed on a number of hybrid models such as the Golf GTE, Passat GTE and Audi A3 e-tron. This gearbox is designed for transversely mounted engines up to 400 Nm of torque.

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


Production years since 2014
Type robotic transmission
Number of gears 6
Type of drive front
Engine volume, l up to 1.4
Torque output, Nm up to 400
Recommended oil G 052 182 A2
Oil capacity, liter 7.3
Replacing the oil every 50,000 km
Replacing the filter every 50,000 km
Gearbox lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 128

Gear ratios Volkswagen DQ400e

Using the example of a VW Golf 2021 with a 1.4 TSI eHybrid engine:

Main 3.750/2.885
1st 3.500
2nd 2.773
3rd 1.852
4th 1.020
5th 0.923
6th 0.840
Reverse 2.863

The transmission was installed on:

  • Audi A3 3 (8V) in 2014 – 2018; A3 4 (8Y) since 2020;
  • Audi Q3 2 (F3) since 2021;
  • Seat Leon 4 (KL) since 2020;
  • Seat Tarraco 1 (KN) since 2021;
  • Skoda Octavia 4 (NX) since 2020;
  • Skoda Superb 3 (3V) since 2019;
  • Volkswagen Golf 7 (5G) in 2014 – 2020; Golf 8 (CD) since 2020;
  • Volkswagen Passat B8 (3G) since 2015.

Disadvantages of the VW DQ400e gearbox

  • In the first years of production, the gearbox often fell into emergency mode due to various errors.
  • Firmware usually did not help and dealers replaced the mechatronics board under warranty.
  • At the moment, everything has returned to normal and there are much fewer complaints about this transmission.
  • The gearbox does not tolerate sudden starts, which greatly reduces the life of the differential.
  • Change the lubricant regularly or the solenoids will become clogged with clutch wear products.

2 thoughts on “Gearbox Volkswagen DQ400e”


      The DSG gearbox has two drive shafts and, accordingly, two “Final Drive Ratios” or, as some say, “Main Gear Ratio” or “Main Pair Gear Ratio”.

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