1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Question about 2005 A3 Sportback TDI

almoniyot Oct 27, 2009

  1. almoniyot

    almoniyot New Member

    1
    0
    1
    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
     
  2. Johnny Bravo

    Johnny Bravo 6+1 Gears Audi A3

    898
    69
    28
    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.
     

Share This Page