ZF gearboxes

ZFZF stands for Zahnrad Fabrik, and the full name of the company is ZF Friedrichshafen AG. The very first ZF gearboxes, installed on cars Wanderer, Benz, Adler and others, brought success to the company. Today, in the global market, the ZF Group is one of the leading suppliers of automotive components for drive technology and chassis units: gearboxes, steering systems, differentials, axles.

Explanation of the names of all gearboxes manufactured by ZF:

  • The first digit always means the number of gears of the gearbox (the CVT is skipped).
  • Further letters: HP – hydraulic automatic transmission, CFT – continuously variable transmission, DT – robotic transmission.
  • The last numbers are the torque index; the larger they are, the more powerful the gearbox.

Gearbox ZF 8HP45

The 8-speed automatic transmission ZF 8HP45 has been produced by the German concern since 2010 and is installed on a number of popular rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive BMW models such as the GA8HP45Z. This transmission is also installed on Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep, but under its own designation 845RE.

Gearbox ZF 8HP55

The 8-speed automatic transmission ZF 8HP55 was produced by the concern from 2009 to 2018 and was installed on powerful Audi models under the symbol 0BK, sometimes it is designated 8HP55A and 8HP55AF. There is a version of this gearbox for hybrid cars with the index 0BW or 8HP55AH.

Gearbox ZF 8HP70

The 8-speed automatic transmission ZF 8HP70 has been produced by the German company since 2009 and is installed on rear or all-wheel drive BMW models under the indexes GA8HP70Z and GA8HP70X. This automatic transmission is also installed on Jaguar and Land Rover, as well as Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep as the 870RE.

Gearbox ZF 8HP90

The 8-speed automatic transmission ZF 8HP90 has been produced by the German concern since 2009 and is installed on particularly powerful BMW and Rolls-Royce models under its GA8HP90Z index. The modification of this gearbox for Audi A8, RS6, RS7 has many differences and is known as 0BL.

Gearbox ZF 8HP50

The ZF 8HP50 8-speed automatic transmission has been assembled at a plant in Germany since 2014 and is installed on rear-wheel drive BMW models as the GA8HP50Z and all-wheel drive as the GA8HP50X. This gearbox is also installed on Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep under its own designation 850RE.

Gearbox ZF 8HP65

The 8-speed automatic transmission ZF 8HP65 has been produced by the German concern since 2015 and is installed on powerful Audi and Porsche models under the symbol 0D5, sometimes it is designated 8HP65A. There is a modification of this gearbox for hybrid cars with its own index 0D7.

Gearbox ZF 8HP75

The 8-speed automatic transmission ZF 8HP75 has been assembled at a plant in Germany since 2015 and is installed on all-wheel drive BMW models as GA8HP75X or rear-wheel drive as GA8HP75Z. This gearbox is also installed on Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, as well as Jeep under the symbol 875RE.

Gearbox ZF 8HP95

The 8-speed automatic transmission ZF 8HP95 has been produced by the German company since 2015 and is installed on particularly powerful BMW and Rolls-Royce models under its own index GA8HP95Z. The version of this automatic transmission for the Audi RS6, SQ7 and Bentley Bentayga has many differences and is known as 0D6.

Gearbox ZF 8HP51

The 8-speed automatic transmission ZF 8HP51 has been produced by the German concern since 2018 and is installed on all-wheel drive BMW models as GA8HP51X and rear-wheel drive as GA8HP51Z. This gearbox is installed on the restyled version of the first generation Jaguar XE sedans.

Gearbox ZF 8HP76

The 8-speed automatic transmission ZF 8HP76 has been produced by the German company since 2018 and is installed on rear- and all-wheel drive BMW models under its index GA8HP76X and GA8X76AZ. This gearbox is also installed on the most powerful versions of the Land Rover Defender in the L663 body.

Gearbox ZF 9HP28

The ZF 9HP28 9-speed automatic transmission was produced in the USA from 2014 to 2018 and was installed on the Fiat 500X and the similar Jeep Renegade in combination with the 1.4 MultiAir engine. On cars from the Stellantis concern, this gearbox is known under its own index 928TE.

Gearbox ZF 9HP48

The ZF 9HP48 9-speed automatic transmission has been produced in California since 2013 and is installed on front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive models of Jeep, Honda, Nissan, Jaguar and Land Rover. On cars from the Stellantis concern, this automatic transmission is known under its own index 948TE.

Gearbox ZF 7DT-45

The 7-speed preselective robotic gearbox ZF 7DT-45 or Porsche PDK has been produced since 2008 and is installed on such popular models as the Boxster, Cayman and basic modifications of the 911. There are three different versions of this robotic gearbox: 7DT45FL, 7DT45HL, 7DT45HLA.

Gearbox ZF 7DT-70

The 7-speed preselective robotic gearbox ZF 7DT-70 has been produced at a plant in Germany since 2008 and is installed only on charged modifications of the Porsche 911 with the Turbo and Turbo S index. There is a version of this PDK for rear-wheel drive cars 7DT70HL and all-wheel drive 7DT70HLA.

Gearbox ZF 7DT-75

The 7-speed preselective robotic gearbox ZF 7DT-75 was produced in Germany from 2009 to 2016 and was installed only on the first generation of the Porsche Panamera liftback. There is a transmission modification for rear-wheel drive versions 7DT75 and all-wheel drive 7DT75A.

Gearbox ZF 8DT-55

The 8-speed preselective robotic gearbox ZF 8DT-55 has been produced at a plant in Germany since 2019 and is installed on basic modifications of the Porsche 911 in the 992 body, such as the Carrera S and Carrera GTS. There is a version of this PDK for rear-wheel drive cars 8DT55HL and all-wheel drive 8DT55HLA.

Gearbox ZF 8DT-80

The 8-speed preselective robotic gearbox ZF 8DT-80 has been produced at a plant in Germany since 2016 and is installed on the second generation Porsche Panamera and the platform Bentley Continental 3. There are three versions: rear-wheel drive 8DT80, all-wheel drive 8DT80A, hybrid 8DT80APH.

CVT ZF CFT23

The ZF CFT23 or Durashift CVT was produced at a plant in the USA from 2003 to 2010 and was installed only on the European version of the Ford Focus or a compact van based on it, the C-Max. This transmission was combined only with the 1.6-liter G8DA diesel engine.

CVT ZF CFT30

The ZF CFT30 or Ecotronic continuously variable transmission was produced in the USA from 2004 to 2007 and was installed on a number of Ford or Mercury models for the local automotive market. The transmission is designed for engines up to 3.0 liters, so the drive here is in the form of a pulling chain.

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