Amarok ’12 The 8-speed Automatic Gearbox 0CM – SSP 507

Amarok 2012 The 8-speed Automatic Gearbox 0CM - SSP 507 PDF

Volkswagen Amarok 2012 The 8-speed Automatic Gearbox 0CM – Self-Study Programme Technology 507.

The 8-speed automatic gearbox in the Amarok

With a combustion engine, it is necessary to have a moving-off element that permits rotation speed differences between the engine speed and drivelines speed. In contrast to manual gearboxes and increased gearboxes, a converter operates with almost no wear, because the powerflow is only via the gearbox when moving off. The advantages of the converter are thus its low wear and the fact that its design causes the torque to be boosted beyond the engine torque. Specifically for the Amarok, the converter therefore represents the ideal moving-off element, because the very low ratio and torque increase provide a significant improvement in off-road and towing properties. This is in comparison to the Amarok with a manual gearbox, without step-down box. After the movingoff phase, the hydraulic slip of the converter is eliminated by the controlled lock-up clutch. This improves efficiency significantly.

Key data

The automatic gearbox in the Amarok is a completely newly developed 8-speed automatic gearbox, in which the greatest importance has been placed on efficiency, gearshift comfort and speed, low weight and reliability. The gearshifts are performed without interruption in traction, and the gearshift speeds are at the level of a DSG.

The self-study programme presents the design and function of new developments!
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Current testing, setting and repair instructions can be found in the provided service literature.



  • The driveline
  • The transfer box

Design features

  • The 8-speed automatic gearbox 0CM
  • The new 2.0 l 132 kW TDI engine

Selector lever

  • The selector lever module
  • The selector lever actuation
  • The ignition key removal lock
  • The selector lever emergency release

Gearbox structure

  • The overview
  • The torque converter
  • The oil supply
  • The planetary gearbox

Gearbox management

  • The mechatronic unit
  • The sensors
  • The actuators

Gearbox function

  • The hydraulic interfaces
  • The start/stop system
  • The hydraulic pulse accumulator (HPA)


  • The special tool
  • The gearbox adaptation

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