TVS Engineering - DQ500 DSG Gearbox Software (Gen2 MED9) 2011-2014 - Stage 3 (800Nm)

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TVS Stage 3 DQ500 DSG (S-Tronic) software – for tuned Audi RS3/TT RS 2011-2014

Transform the performance of your DQ500 7-speed wet clutch DSG (S-Tronic) gearbox!

TVS Stage 3 DSG (S-Tronic) software highlights:
  • Clutch clamping force increased to handle up to 800Nm
  • More responsive and better drivability in D and S modes
  • Faster shifting speeds up to 8500rpm
  • Torque limits raised
  • Unnecessary/harsh downshifts removed
  • Improved oil cooling
  • Fully customisable
The TVS Tuning Stage 3 software includes the Drivability Upgrade and further optimises performance of the 7-speed DQ500 DSG (S-Tronic) gearbox for tuned Audi RS3/TT RS models, from 2015-on.

While the wet clutch DQ500 DSG (S-Tronic) system is known to be generally strong, reliable and easy to use, there are some known issues, which can hamper drivability, especially with tuned vehicles.

These include: excessive clutch slip in second gear; shifting at very low rpm resulting in a droning sound, and a slow response when accelerating. From the factory, Sport mode is too aggressive and high-revving for many situations, while in Drive, shifts may feel sluggish – both impacting on the drivability of the vehicle.

In the same way that ECU software optimises the way an engine performs, TVS’ gearbox (TCU) software does the same for the twin-clutch DSG (S-Tronic) unit.

The programme removes unnecessary downshifts, allowing you to hold onto a gear for longer, but also increases the shifting speed, which provides a more responsive and enjoyable driving experience. The max shifting rpm is increased to 8500rpm and a special launch control function is also added.

With the clutch clamping force and torque limits both increased, the TVS DQ500 Stage 3 software can handle up to 800Nm on stock clutches.

As with all TVS Tuning software, full customisation is available, allowing drivers to tailor their DSG (S-Tronic) performance for their preferred driving style.

Please note: TVS Software must be installed at either PERON HQ or any of our UK Dealers premises. This software is not currently available as a home-flash service.