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What is the difference between DSG and S-Tronic transmission?

This is exactly the same transmission, VW uses the DSG name and Audi uses the S-Tronic name. But it is good to know that the cars are equipped with various configurations of transmissions and mechatronics units, that is why the mechatronics unit is not interchangeable, it is always car specific.

S-Tronic Gearbox Models

The DQ200 is the first and only 7 speed DSG with a dry clutch. These gearboxes are known to have a lot of issues including Clutches, Mechatronics and FlywheelCommon Audi models with this gearbox include Audi A1, Audi A3
The DQ250 gearbox, also known as 02E, is the first DSG gearbox from Volkswagen. Used since 2003 until the present day and barely updated. this gearbox is known as strong and reliable. Common Audi models with this gearbox include Audi, A3, and A4
The DQ381 is the 4-wheel drive version of the DQ380Production started in 2015.Common Audi models with this gearbox include: Audi S3
The DQ381 is the 4-wheel drive version of the DQ380.Since 2017 this gearbox is being deployed worldwide,Common VW models with this gearbox include the Golf 7.5R
This 6-speed transmission has a modified clutch housing.To create extra space for the hybrid electric motor. The gearbox is bounded to a 1.4 TSI engine. Common Audi models with this gearbox includeAudi A3 E-Tron
The DQ500 gearbox is used in bigger 4 WD Vehicles but is normally more expensive to repair, Common Audi models with this gearbox include Audi Q3, Q5 ,RSQ3, Rs3 A4 & A5 Quattro
The DL501 is the strongest S-Tronic (=DSG) gearbox on the market. Audi designed this gearbox to handle up to 1000Nm of torque at an engine speed of 10.000 rpm. Despite this, the DSG has a lot of issues, especially those produced between 2009 and 2013. The issues are fixable, after some modifications your gearbox should be problem-free.Common Audi models with this gearbox include: A4/A5/Q5/A6/A7/S4/S5/RS4/S6