Two million Audi vehicles have suspect emissions software

Published: Monday 28th September 2015 by The News Editor

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Volkswagen AG’s upmarket Audi brand says 2.1 million of its vehicles are among those with the engines affected by the emissions-rigging scandal.

Audi said that the engine in question was built into 1.6-litre and 2-litre turbo diesel models in the A1, A3, A4, A6, TT, Q3 and Q5 ranges.

The cars involved have engines in the “euro 5” emissions category; those with the newer “euro 6” engines are not affected by the emissions scandal.

Volkswagen said last week that 11 million vehicles worldwide contain software involved in the emissions-rigging scandal, and later added that five million of those were cars were produced by its core VW brand.

The group has not yet given a full listing of what cars were involved.

Meanwhile, German prosecutors have opened an investigation against former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn.

Prosecutors in Braunschweig said that the investigation would concentrate on the suspicion of fraud committed through the sale of vehicles with manipulated emissions data.

It added that the probe aims to establish who was responsible.

Prosecutors have received a number of criminal complaints in the case, including one from Volkswagen itself that does not name any suspects.

Published: Monday 28th September 2015 by The News Editor

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