As they say your results may vary. I prefer Redline D4 myself. I found the transmission shifted smoother and faster. I've never had any slippage issues.One available here is called Red Line, which says it IS suitable - but more than one member reported transmission slippage after using it.
I second the recommendation to use Maxlife on VW Tiptronic 5 speed. I'm using it on mine for the last 20,000 miles. Shifts great.The current Valvoline Maxlife MaxLife application list shows VW TL52162. Blauparts advertises one of their German ATFs for: "INLINE mounted 5 speed TIPTRONIC trans requiring Audi Vw automatic transmission TL52162 OE part number G 052 162 A2 specifications". Whether or not they have changed anything about it I couldn't say, but I've been using only the MaxLife in my A4 since '08, and with over 230k miles still shifts perfectly.
Good point, I've been getting ZF lifeguard from a local ZF trans shop, a year ago I paid $13 a quart.For anyone coming across this thread in the future, when in doubt, folks, go to ZF's website every January and bring yourself up to date with the list of ZF approved lubricants
The funny thing is that nobody recommends the fluid these transmissions came with originally- ZF Lifeguard 5- yet there's some serious bending backwards for the cracker barrel Pentosin and/or the VW dealer moonshine. A la guerre comme a la guerre...
By the way, it's widely available, EBay, FCP Euro, Bavarian Autosport, etc, etc.
I have also used Redline D4 & D6 ATF. D4 in Passat 01V trans. I have had no problems and like the Redline oils. They publish all their specs online. Most others won't give you much on this.As they say your results may vary. I prefer Redline D4 myself. I found the transmission shifted smoother and faster. I've never had any slippage issues.