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.

2nd generation of the 8HP family: 8HP50, 8HP65, 8HP75, 8HP95.


Production years since 2015
Type automatic transmission
Number of gears 8
Type of drive all wheel
Engine volume, l up to 4.0
Torque output, Nm up to 700
Recommended oil ZF Lifeguard Fluid 8
Oil capacity, liter 9.2
Replacing the oil every 50,000 km
Replacing the filter every 50,000 km
Gearbox lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 141

Gear ratios ZF 8HP65

Using the example of a Audi Q7 2017 with a 3.0 TDi engine:

Main 2.848
1st 4.714
2nd 3.143
3rd 2.106
4th 1.667
5th 1.285
6th 1.000
7th 0.839
8th 0.667
Reverse 3.317

The transmission was installed on:

  • Audi A4 B9 (8W) since 2015;
  • Audi A5 2 (F5) since 2016;
  • Audi A6 C8 (4K) since 2018;
  • Audi A7 C8 (4K) since 2018;
  • Audi A8 D5 (4N) since 2017;
  • Audi Q5 2 (FY) since 2017;
  • Audi Q7 2 (4M) since 2015;
  • Audi Q8 1 (4M) since 2018;
  • Porsche Cayenne 3 (9YA) since 2017;
  • Porsche Cayenne 3 Coupe (9YB) since 2019;
  • Volkswagen Touareg 3 (CR) since 2018.

Disadvantages of the ZF 8HP65 gearbox

  • This is a reliable and durable gearbox, but it is often installed with very powerful engines.
  • With frequent and sudden acceleration, the solenoids become clogged with friction wear products.
  • Burnt clutches cause vibrations, and they break the oil pump bearing.
  • Aluminum pistons and drums often do not withstand overly aggressive driving.
  • All automatic transmissions in this line require regular updating of bushings and rubber gaskets.

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