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    Reverse Gear

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    Oct 2009

    Question about 2005 A3 Sportback TDI

    Hello to all. I am new to the forum, but not new to Audi. I am living in Israel now and looking at 2005 A3 Sportback TDI (I belive it is 2.0 PD140). I am wondering if the car (not a manual transmission) has a tiptronic transmission as advertised in the classifieds or a DSG gearbox? If it helps, this car does have paddle shifters.

    Additionally, what is the reliability record of these transmissions? I am used to driving a manual and am considering upgrading to a larger turbo with the requisite remap.

    Thank you

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    6+1 Gears

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    Jun 2009
    Hi! The gearbox is DSG. The paddle shifters are not standard, they come with the multi-function steering wheel.
    I you plan to upgrade the turbo than DSG gearbox is a drawback. It can only hold about 400NM of torque. You can have the gearbox also remapped to handle more torque and a custom map for the engine to limit the torque to a safe value.
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