No anomalies within internal Audi diesel test
Author: Mario Schmidtgen
Test series of all V-diesel engines finished
Even within internal investigations, Audi could not find any evidence of an exhaust gas manipulation of the new diesel vehicles. The Volkswagen subsidiary announced that they have noticed nothing unusual on the new models Audi A8, Audi A7 Sport back, Audi A6 and Audi A & Avant with six-cylinder diesel engines.
With these results, the company has now completed its ongoing test series of all V-diesel engines from 2016 on. All results were forwarded to the German Federal Motor Transport Authority. In the coming weeks it should be spoken about the exact details.
“The investigations were more complex than expected,” said Bernd Martens, Audi Procurement Officer. He led the internal processing of the diesel crisis at Audi. About 700 different variants of engines were examined down to the smallest detail in the process.
The Federal Motor Transport Authority discussed about inadmissible defeat devices and ordered numerous recalls over and over. According to own information, Audi has received seven notices for arranged software updates from the Federal Motor Transport Authority. About 240,000 vehicles worldwide were affected.
Last summer Audi announced that about 850,000 cars of the brands Audi, Porsche and VW must be recalled for a software update, most of them with six- and eight-cylinder diesel engines. The production of these engines is for the entire VW Group made from Audi.
That’s the reason why the diesel scandal started here. VW announced the manipulation of the emission values of around eleven million vehicles. Because of this fact, the prosecution Munich investigates against 20 former and current Audi employees, as they were under suspected fraud. Rupert Stadler, former CEO, is currently in custody.