Gearbox ZF 6HP32

The 6-speed automatic transmission ZF 6HP32 was produced in Germany from 2001 to 2012 and was installed on the most powerful BMW and Rolls-Royce models under its index GA6HP32Z. Modifications of this automatic transmission for Audi Q7 and VW Phaeton are known as 0BQ and 09F or 6HP32A.

6HP family: 6HP19, 6HP26, 6HP32, 6HP21, 6HP28.

Specifications

Production years 2001 – 2012
Type automatic transmission
Number of gears 6
Type of drive all wheel / rear
Engine volume, l up to 6.8
Torque output, Nm up to 1000
Recommended oil ZF Lifeguard Fluid 6
Oil capacity, liter 9.5
Replacing the oil every 60,000 km
Replacing the filter every 60,000 km
Gearbox lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 99

Gear ratios ZF 6HP32

Using the example of a BMW 760Li 2004 with a 6.0 liter engine:

Main 3.150
1st 4.171
2nd 2.340
3rd 1.521
4th 1.143
5th 0.867
6th 0.691
Reverse 3.403

The transmission was installed on:

  • Audi Q7 1 (4L) in 2008 – 2012;
  • Bentley Arnage 1 (RBS) in 2006 – 2009;
  • Bentley Azure 2 (RBC) in 2006 – 2009;
  • Bentley Brooklands 2 (RBC) in 2008 – 2011;
  • BMW 7-Series E65 in 2001 – 2008;
  • Rolls-Royce Phantom 7 (RR1) in 2003 – 2012;
  • Rolls-Royce Phantom 7 Drophead (RR2) in 2007 – 2012;
  • Rolls-Royce Phantom 7 Coupe (RR3) in 2008 – 2012;
  • Volkswagen Phaeton 1 (3D) in 2002 – 2006.

Disadvantages of the ZF 6HP32 gearbox

  • In the early years, mechatronics often failed and dealers replaced them under warranty;
  • This automatic transmission is installed with particularly powerful engines and the torque converter clutch wears out quickly;
  • The solenoids of the valve body become clogged with wear products and the gearbox begins to push;
  • If you do not pay attention, vibrations from the shaft will destroy the oil pump bearing;
  • A known weak point of all gearboxes in this series are short-lived bushings.

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