DIWA.3E - Shift less, drive more economically

Bus operators must fully utilize all their resources, in order to keep costs down over time with a more fuel efficient driving method, less wear and low maintenance expense. The DIWA.3E automatic transmission with E 310 control and the ALADIN diagnosis software will help you in doing this.

The long DIWA driving mode allows for stepless driving at lower speeds. The result is up to 50% less shifting compared to conventional automatic transmissions.


Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG
Market Division Road / Commercial Vehicle Transmissions

Alexanderstraße 2
89522 Heidenheim, Germany

Tel. +49 7321 37-8578
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Sales Commercial Vehicle Transmissions
Tel. +49 7321 37-8579
Fax +49 7321 37-7818

Power distribution

The DIWA driving mode replaces the first two gears of a conventional automatic transmission.

The benefits to you:

  • Less shifting
  • Less wear
  • High cost-effectiveness
  • More comfort for passengers and drivers

(Reduced thermal load of the engine cooling circuit)


The design of the DIWA.3E transmission is simple, logical and clear. The main piece is the hydrodynamic offset converter. The pump brake, coupling, differential transmission and input coupling as well as the coupling for the overdrive are located to the front of it.

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Differential converter principle

starting range

All Voith DIWA transmissions work according to the power distribution principle. It provides even start-up and acceleration through a speed range in which other drives would have to shift 2 to 3 times.

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The differential converter, the core component of the DIWA transmission works as a retarder when braking.

Thus, it enables driving and braking with a hydraulic circuit. The brake performance for average and high speeds is increased by up to 30% in comparison to conventional automatic transmissions.

The advantage is that the operating brake is relieved, thus reducing brake wear.

By constantly filling the converter with oil, a faster response time is achieved when activating the retarder. To deactivate the retarder, the transmission control merely opens a coupling. The retarder responds in a matter of seconds; thus, driving safety is increased.

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Technical data

Performance data for the DIWA.3 Transmission

Types D 823.3E D 851.3E D 854.3E D 863.3E D 864.3E
Input power P1max [kW] 180 220 220 290 290

Input torque M1max

[Nm] 650 1.100 1.100 1.600** 1.600**
Input speed n1max [min -1] 2.800 2.800 2.500 2.800 2.500
Retarder brake torque MBR*** [Nm] 2.000 2.000 2.000 2.000 2.000
Number of gears**** 3 3 4 3 4
Dimensions transmission (dry)
incl. retarder inkl. Retarder
[kg] 270 275 310 280 315
Max. vehicle weight [t] 15 28 28 28 28
Main areas of application Midi- busses Standard line-,
single and articulated busses

Line busses with high transmission input
torque also for interstate/intercity use

** For engines larger than 1,300 Nm with torque reduction when shifting,
possible up to 1,700 Nm under certain conditions

*** Maximum value, depending on retarder configuration

**** 1st gear with hydrodynamic/mechanical power division (DIWA driving mode)

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E 310 transmission control

The intelligent control device E310 records the vehicle acceleration and adjusts the shifting points according to the topography and load. The advantage for you is less fuel consumption in any driving situation.

Recording operating data

E310 offers a new dimension in recording operating data.
Vehicle and transmission usage conditions can be analyzed in detail using the saved data. Your advantage is optimizing your vehicle use or selecting a suitable driveline.

Event memory

The control not only reports errors, but also all identifiable events that indicate wear, faulty operation or necessary maintenance work.Causes can be precisely detailed and thus, quickly limited based on the diagnosis depth of the E 310

CAN push button

The CAN push button can be installed easily. It is convincing with its high degree of operating comfort and low susceptibility to failures.

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SensoTop shifting program

The topography-dependent shifting program SensoTop optimally matches all shifting points to acceleration, distance profile and loading.

A tilt sensor delivers to the transmission control the necessary information for the stepless adjustment of shifting points. The driver has the best engine power available for level roads or mountainous terrain and heavy or light loads.

Practice shows that depending on topography and vehicle use, you can save up to 7% in fuel. A significant contribution to economical and environmentally-friendly vehicle operation.

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