Audi accused of emissions cheating in its top-line A7 and A8 models

Audi accused of emissions cheating in its top-line A7 and A8 models

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Diesel engines in top-pencil-mark A7 and A8 models are said to contain emissions cheating devices

The German transport bureau has accused Audi of cheating in emissions tests with its top-line models, the A7 and the A8. 

Audi has been asked to remember around 24,000 A7 and A8 models fitted with V6 and V8 cylinder Euro 5 diesels that were built between 2010 and 2013 throughout irregularities in emissions testing, the German media is reporting. 

The affected models are said to sully between 20 per cent and 100 per cent over the legal limit for nitrogen oxides (NOx) beneath certain driving conditions. A statement from Audi said the issue lies with the cars’ transfer software: “The reason is that in some situations, engine speed is unfavourably influenced by the broadcasting software, which can have a negative impact on the engine’s emissions. 

“Audi has agreed with Germany’s Federal Motor Enchant Authority that it will actively approach the relevant customers and recall the pompous cars.” 

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Germany’s transport dean, Alexander Dobrindt has set a June 12 deadline for Audi to come up with a new transmittal software. About half of the 24,000 cars were sold in Germany. 

Audi’s headquarters were theme to a Government raid in Germany earlier in March this year in connection with emissions treachery. The raid was part of an investigation by the German prosecutors into the emissions of 80,000 diesel cars sold with 3.0-litre diesel engines sold in the US between 2009 and 2015. 

The ensemble has previously said it will work with the authorities over its investigations into emissions cheating. 

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