Gearbox Volkswagen MQ100

The five-speed manual transmission VW MQ100 in the only modification 0CF has been produced since 2011 and is installed on the most compact models of the concern with a 1.0-liter engine with 95 Nm of torque. Based on this gearbox, the SQ100 robotic gearbox with its own index 0CT was developed.

VAG manual gearboxes: MQ100, MQ200, MQ250, MQ281, MQ350, MQ500.


Production years since 2011
Type manual transmission
Number of gears 5
Type of drive front
Engine volume, l up to 1.0
Torque output, Nm up to 100
Recommended oil G 052 171 A2
Oil capacity, liter 1.2
Replacing the oil every 60,000 km
Replacing the filter every 60,000 km
Gearbox lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 26

Gear ratios Volkswagen MQ100

Using the example of a Volkswagen UP 2015 with a 1.0 liter engine:

Main 3.895
1st 3.643
2nd 1.955
3rd 1.270
4th 0.959
5th 0.796
Reverse 3.617

The transmission was installed on:

  • Seat Ibiza 4 (6J) in 2015 – 2017;
  • Seat Mii 1 (KF) in 2011 – 2019;
  • Skoda Citigo 1 (NF) in 2011 – 2019;
  • Skoda Fabia 3 (NJ) in 2014 – 2022;
  • Volkswagen Polo 5 (6R) in 2014 – 2017;
  • Volkswagen Up 1 (AA) since 2011.

Disadvantages of the VW MQ100 gearbox

  • On small models such as UP, Mii and Citigo, this gearbox does not have any big problems.
  • However, on larger cars like Polo or Fabia, the gearbox can be a hassle.
  • Some owners replace bearings or synchronizers already at 50,000 km.
  • The differential of this manual transmission does not like frequent slipping and may simply fall apart.
  • Also on specialized forums they complain about lubricant leaks and rapid wear of the switching mechanism.

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