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Type of DSG in new Audi A3 1.5 TFSI

Marinos Demetriou Nov 21, 2020

  1. Marinos Demetriou

    Marinos Demetriou New Member

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    Hi guys,

    I went today to see and get prices on a new Audi A3 S line 1.5 TFSI S-tronic (7-Speed).

    I really liked the car even though is above my budget ( I might need to change my budget ). Both inside and outside are great for me.

    One question I have is about the DSG.

    I know for low torque cars VW use the DQ200(dry) dsg type. I read online some stories about the problems with mechatronics many years ago and I am bit sceptical. In my country the manual option is not available.

    When I mentioned the DSG type and the old problems the saleman told me that the new A3s does not use a dry DSG anymore. I havent understood entirely but this is what he said. I tried to find online the DSG type but with no success.

    Do you guys know what type of DSG goes in the new Audi A3 1.5 TFSI?

    Since I will post here, I also want to know about the recent DSGs reliability. Does any of you have more than 100,000 miles on a dsg without expensive problems?

    I now this was asked million of times online but I couldnt find any serious complaints the last yeas which I believe is a good thing.
     
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  3. Bigjase88

    Bigjase88 Registered User

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    I would avoid the 1.5 TSI engine at all costs.

    horrible things. Google 1.5 tsi kangaroo
     
  4. Marinos Demetriou

    Marinos Demetriou New Member

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    Thank you. I didnt know about that.

    I believe the 1.5 tfsi is the most common engine that is bought with this car, isnt it?
     
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  5. Bigjase88

    Bigjase88 Registered User

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    Yeah probably. The way the world is going i’m afraid. 2.0l tdi is a better engine although kills polar bears
     
  6. Marinos Demetriou

    Marinos Demetriou New Member

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    Thanks. I read that these problems seems to be resolve. Hope is true.

    My question for the DSG remains though. I might talk with the salesman again if I decide to proceed.
     
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  7. pburv

    pburv Registered User

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    Only applies to engines fitted with a manual box. Besides VAG have updated the software to stop this from happening when engine is cold.
    I asked my brother who has just bought an A1 1.5 dsg (August this year) he reports no issues regarding juddering when cold.
     
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  9. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member

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    This has largely been resolved, lovely engine...
     
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    Marinos Demetriou New Member

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    I have heard otherwise, even with the update the issue still persists, to a lesser extent but it is still there.
     
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  13. Bigjase88

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    It’s not really though, its geared towards economy, it’s boring, sluggish, lethargic, sounds ****, the clutch bite is horrible, manual gear change is horrible, just a boring uninspiring engine.
     
  14. AdamInKent

    AdamInKent New Member

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    I suppose it depends what your expectations are. I test drove the 150bhp version, coupled to the DSG box, in a mk 8 Golf and it seemed plenty fast enough to me. But then I’m looking for a car to drive on UK roads rather than a track-day car.
     
  15. wizzywig27

    wizzywig27 Registered User

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    the 1.5 manual on mine isnt fixed, yet there is no update for it neither...
     
  16. AdamInKent

    AdamInKent New Member

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    Or perhaps it’s at its best as part of a MHEV package?
     

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