Mercedes-Benz 5G-Tronic transmission
Chrysler Group LLC
|Body and chassis|
|Class||5-speed longitudinal automatic transmission|
|Predecessor||Mercedes-Benz 4G-Tronic transmission|
|Successor||Mercedes-Benz 7G-Tronic transmission|
5G-Tronic is Mercedes-Benz's trademark name for its five-speed automatic transmission, starting off with the W5A 580 and W5A 330 (Wandler-5-Gang-Automatik bis 580 oder 330 Nm Eingangsdrehmoment; converter-5-gear-automatic with 428 or 243 ft·lb maximum input torque; type 722.6) as core models.
The 5G-Tronic (model W5A 330 and W5A 580 · type 722.6) is an electronically shifted 5-speed overdrive automatic transmission with torque converter lock-up (typically in gears 3, 4 and 5) and 2-speed for reverse. In all applications this transmission is identified as the New Automatic Gearbox Generation One, or NAG1.
It replaced the older 4-speed 4G-Tronic transmission-family and its 5-speed derivative, and was replaced by the significantly more complex and cost-intensive 7-speed[a] Mercedes Benz 7G-Tronic (model W7A 700 · type 722.9) transmission with 11 main components,[b] introduced in 2003. Due to its high torque capacity (up to 1000 Nm) and lower cost, it was still retained for turbocharged V12 engines, four-cylinder applications and commercial vehicles for almost a decade. It is still being built for niche applications (e.g. Sprinter with gasoline/CNG M111 engine, Jeep Wrangler, etc.).
Technical and economic progress is reflected in 5 forward gears[c] out of 9 main components,[d] compared to 5 forward gears[e] out of 11 main components[f] in the direct predecessor.. It is fully electronic controlled and equipped with a torque converter lock-up.
|Gear Teeth and Ratios||Planetary Gearset: Teeth||Count||Total||Avg.|
|Gear||1||2||3||4||5||R 1||R 2|
|330 Nm · 243 lb·ft||50
|Ratio||3.9319||2.4079||1.4857||1.0000||0.8305||- 3.1002||- 1.8986|
|580 Nm · 428 lb·ft||50
|Ratio||3.5876||2.1862||1.4054||1.0000||0.8314||- 3.1605||- 1.9259|
|330 Nm · 243 lb·ft
Chrysler · 2004
|Ratio||3.9510||2.4233||1.4857||1.0000||0.8331||- 3.1473||- 1.9303|
|580 Nm · 428 lb·ft
Chrysler · 2004
|Ratio||3.5951||2.1862||1.4054||1.0000||0.8309||- 3.1671||- 1.9259|
Special operating modes
Activated by a toggle switch, Winter mode sets the gearbox to start off in 2nd gear, both in Drive and Reverse. This is designed to reduce wheelspin on icy surfaces.
With Jaguar XJR applications the switch is labelled "Sport". In regular driving mode the gearbox starts off in 2nd gear, and will only engage 1st gear when triggered via the kickdown switch. While "Sport" mode is enabled the gearbox will always starts off in 1st gear.
Speedshift is a performance feature set for the Mercedes-Benz transmissions which includes manual mode and active downshifting. When cornering at high speed, the transmission maintains the same gear above a certain lateral acceleration level. It can also automatically downshift before overtaking.
AMG Speedshift (2002-)
A version with mechanical lock-up of the torque converter from first gear and steering-wheel-mounted shifter. AMG Speedshift is also used in 7G-Tronic transmission.
It was first used in 2002 Mercedes-Benz E 55 AMG, S 55 AMG, C55, CL 55 AMG.
AMG Speedshift R
A version used in Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. It includes three manual modes.
- 1996–1998 Mercedes-Benz W140
- 1999–2005 Mercedes-Benz W220
- 2006–2013 Mercedes-Benz W221 (V12 models only)
- 1996–1998 Mercedes-Benz C140
- 2000–2006 Mercedes-Benz C215
- 2007–2014 Mercedes-Benz C216 (V12 Models only)
- 1996–2002 Mercedes-Benz W210 (all models except some early 1996 cars)
- 2002–2006 Mercedes-Benz W211 (all models except 2004-2005 E500)
- 2007–2009 Mercedes-Benz W211 (4-cyl and 4-matic only)
- 2009–2011 Mercedes-Benz W212 (4-cyl models only)
- 1996–2000 Mercedes-Benz W202/S202
- 2001–2005 Mercedes-Benz W203 (all models)
- 2006–2007 Mercedes-Benz W203 (4-cyl and 4-matic models only)
- 2007–2011 Mercedes-Benz W204 (4-cyl models only)
- 1998–2002 Mercedes-Benz W208
- 2003–2005 Mercedes-Benz W209 (all models except 2005 CLK 500)
- 2006–2009 Mercedes-Benz W209 (4-cyl and CLK 55AMG only)
- 1998–2005 Mercedes-Benz W163
- 1996–2001 Mercedes-Benz R129
- 2001–2004 Mercedes-Benz R230 (all models)
- 2005–2006 Mercedes-Benz R230 (all models except SL500)
- 2007–2011 Mercedes-Benz R230 (SL 55AMG and V12 models only)
- 2005–2009 Mercedes-Benz W199
- 2002–2013 Maybach 57 and 62
Non Mercedes-Benz models
- 2002–2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee (02-04 WG Diesel W5J400, 05-10 WK V6, WK V8, WH V6 3.0 Diesel export only Steyr W5A580)
- 2006–2010 Jeep Commander XK (3.7 gas) XH (3.0 diesel - export)
- 2012–2018 Jeep Wrangler (JK)
- 2005–2008 Dodge Magnum (AWD, RT, SRT8 only)
- 2006–Today Dodge Charger (R/T, SRT8; 5.7 & 6.1L) (2006-2007 3.5L V6 HO) (2015+ Police Only)
- 2007–2011 Dodge Nitro (4.0L Models only)
- 2009–2014 Dodge Challenger
- 2011–2012 Dodge Durango (V6 Models only)
- 2003–2006 Dodge Sprinter Vans ( N. America)
- 1998–2003 Jaguar X308 (Supercharged models only)
- 1998–2002 Jaguar XK (X100) (Supercharged models only)
- 1998–2014 Ssangyong Chairman H
- 2004–2017 Ssangyong Rexton
- 2005–2017 Ssangyong Rodius
- 2006–Today Ssangyong Kyron
- 2014–Today Ssangyong Actyon sports
- 2001-2007 Freightliner Sprinter Vans (USA)
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