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DQ250 DSG (02E/0D9)

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The DQ250 gearbox is the first dual-clutch transmission introduced by Volkswagen AG. It is characterized as strong and reliable, but hardly modified since its introduction in 2003. Therefore it has various common issues which could be solved by TVS Engineering / DSG Dokter.

DQ250 DSG information

  • 6-speed
  • Wet clutch
  • Stock rated up to +/- 350 Nm
  • E.G. Golf, TT, S3, Superb and leon

The first DSG transmission, the DQ250 (02E), is introduced in a series-production car during the launch of the Golf Mk4 R32 back in 2003. During the design Volkswagen AG combined the advantages of manual and automatic transmissions into one completely new gearbox generation: the direct shift gearbox (DSG). It has been especially designed for VAG vehicles with an engine torque up to 350-380 Nm like the sportier versions of the Golf (GTI and R models).

DQ250 issues

Most common problems

  • Gear shifts at too low rpm
  • Agressive / unsmooth take-off
  • Engine stalling during braking
  • Fluctuating RPM needle
  • Bump during shifting from 5th to 6th gear
  • Improved Drivability

    Unique shifting strategies matching the engine for ultra smooth up- and downshifting

  • Life extender options

    Sustainable software solutions for extended gearbox lifetime

  • Performance options

    Various necessary software modifications for fastest performance during acceleration and up- and downshifting while keeping drivability smooth. Perfectly matching shifting strategies for any engine and gearbox combination.

  • Launch Control

    Launch control activation and/or enhancement included user definable launch settings

  • Additional options

    Other optional features available for certain models

DQ250 options Drivability Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 2+ Stage 3 Stage 4
Optimized D Shift Program
Optimized S Shift Program
Optimized M Shift Program
Optimized Cruise Control Program
DQ250 options Drivability Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 2+ Stage 3 Stage 4
1st Gear de- or reactivation (optional)
Improved clutch cooling
Improved thermomanagment
DQ250 options Drivability Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 2+ Stage 3 Stage 4
Maximum gearbox torque [Nm] 410 Nm 500 Nm 500 Nm 600 Nm 750 Nm
Increased maximum clutch pressure [bar] - 15-16 15-16 18-19 18-19
Necessary torque limiters raised
Improved up- and downshifting speed (D+S+M mode)
Improved shifting paddles response
Improved take off (D+S+M mode)
Improved torque reduction during shifting (D+S+M mode)
Customized upshift RPM setpoints up to 8000 rpm
Customized downshift RPM setpoints
Automatic upshift deactivation (optional)
Automatic downshift deactivation (optional)
Kick-down deactivation (optional)
Race mode without torque reduction (optional)
Special race clutch characteristics calibration
Special anti judder take-off functionality
DQ250 options Drivability Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 2+ Stage 3 Stage 4
Improved LC response time for quicker launches
Multi-step LC RPM limits
Different LC modes for D/S/M mode
LC with ESP ON activation
Boost on Launch mode (included "rally sound")
DQ250 options Drivability Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 2+ Stage 3 Stage 4
Gear Display Indicator (MFA) activation
Reduced engine braking
Coasting disabling
DQ250 repair pricing WARRANTY EXC. 21% TAX INC. 21% TAX
During an in-depth diagnosis we analyse the overall condition of the DSG transmission and drivetrain. One of our technicians analyses your vehicle during a test drive using the latest diagnostic equipment. After this you will receive an overview of the condition of your vehicle and a cause for the problem your vehicle is experiencing. Based on the diagnosis results you will receive an overview of the costs for repair and/or software optimizations needed.
In-depth diagnosis (free for repairs)
€ 123.14 € 149.00
Changing the DSG oil is necessary for all “wet clutch” VAG DSG models every 60.000 kilometers according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
DSG oil change + new filter
€ 189.26 € 229.00
New OEM clutches installed according to manufacturer instructions using special tools
Clutch replacement
12 months Starting from € 825.62 Starting from € 999.00
New OEM clutches and flywheel installed according to manufacturer instructions using special tools
Clutch replacement included flyhweel
12 months Starting from € 1,222.31 Starting from € 1,479.00
TVS overhauled mechatronics are completely new built mechatronics on which all defective and wear sensitive parts have been replaced. No partial repairs are carried out, only completely newly built units!
Mechatronic replacement OVERHAULED
12 months Starting from € 825.62 Starting from € 999.00
New mechatronic installed according to manufacturer instructions using special tools
Mechatronic replacement NEW
12 months Starting from € 1,156.20 Starting from € 1,399.00
TVS Engineering / DSG Dokter has more than 1000 new, used or overhauled DSG transmissions on stock. This makes it possible for us to replace the gearbox of almost every DSG equipped VAG vehicle.
DSG gearbox replacement OVERHAULED excl. mechatronic
12 months Starting from € 2,065.29 Starting from € 2,499.00
TVS Engineering / DSG Dokter has more than 1000 new, used or overhauled DSG transmissions on stock. This makes it possible for us to replace the gearbox of almost every DSG equipped VAG vehicle.
DSG gearbox replacement OVERHAULED incl. mechatronic
12 months Starting from € 2,478.51 Starting from € 2,999.00
TVS Engineering / DSG Dokter has more than 1000 new, used or overhauled DSG transmissions on stock. This makes it possible for us to replace the gearbox of almost every DSG equipped VAG vehicle.
DSG gearbox replacement NEW excl. mechatronic
12 months Starting from € 2,313.22 Starting from € 2,799.00
TVS Engineering / DSG Dokter has more than 1000 new, used or overhauled DSG transmissions on stock. This makes it possible for us to replace the gearbox of almost every DSG equipped VAG vehicle.
DSG gearbox replacement NEW incl. mechatronic
12 months Starting from € 2,891.74 Starting from € 3,499.01
2003-2008 2009-2013 2013+
DQ250 Software pricing Max. Torque Drive abi.. Life ext.. Exc. TAX21% TAX Exc. TAX21% TAX Exc. TAX21% TAX
Drivability upgradeStock€ 247.11€ 299.00€ 329.75€ 399.00€ 412.40€ 499.00
Stage I410 Nm--€ 205.79€ 249.01€ 247.11€ 299.00€ 329.75€ 399.00
Stage II500 Nm--€ 247.11€ 299.00€ 329.75€ 399.00€ 412.40€ 499.00
Stage II+500 Nm€ 329.75€ 399.00€ 495.04€ 599.00€ 577.69€ 699.00
Stage III600 Nm€ 660.33€ 799.00€ 660.33€ 799.00€ 660.33€ 799.00
Stage IV750 Nm€ 825.62€ 999.00€ 825.62€ 999.00€ 825.62€ 999.00
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