U.S. grand jury indicts four Audi managers in emissions probe

Images of 2017 Audi R8 V10 Spyder

A federal grand jury in Detroit on Thursday indicted four managers at Volkswagen AG’s luxury Audi unit as part of the government’s probe into the German automaker’s diesel emissions cheating scandal, according to court documents. VW admitted in September 2015 to secretly setting up software in almost 500,000 U.S. vehicles to cheat government exhaust emissions […]

Audi fined for 800 million euros for diesel violations

New Audi A8 images from Barcelona, July 2017

German premium car brand Audi, a division of Volkswagen, stated it was fined 800 million euros ($927 million) on Tuesday for violations associated with heavily polluting six- and eight-cylinder diesel engines. “Considering these special items the Audi Group will largely undercut major financial key performance indicators forecasted for the fiscal year 2018,” Audi stated in […]

Porsche seeks 200 million euro damages from Audi due to dieselgate

Porsche Panamera E

Volkswagen’s Porsche brand is looking for 200 million euros ($234 million) in damages from its high-end stablemate Audi over expenses associated with manipulated diesel engines, Bild newspaper reported on Friday. Porsche’s management provided the claim in written form to equivalents at Audi, the newspaper stated without mentioning its source. Audi confessed in November 2015 that […]

Munich prosecutors broaden Audi investigation to board level

Audi A5/S5 Cabriolets

Munich prosecutors on Friday stated a criminal investigation into diesel manipulation at automaker Audi has now reached the management board level. The investigation is focusing unknown individuals, a spokesperson for the Munich prosecutor’s office stated on Friday. “The investigation is at the level of present and previous Audi board members,” the spokesperson said, adding that […]

New Audi A8 sedan revealed in Barcelona

New Audi A8 images from Barcelona, July 2017

Hit by its emissions scandal, Audi introduced its newest technology-packed A8 high-end saloon on Tuesday, focused on surpassing rivals Mercedes-Benz and BMW as it has a hard time to conquer its biggest-ever corporate crisis. Recently Munich district attorneys arrested an Audi worker in relation with dieselgate, the latest obstacle to the automaker after the German […]

Munich prosecutors arrest Audi worker in diesel emissions probe

2017 Audi S5 Fastback

Munich prosecutors arrested an Audi worker on suspicion of fraud and incorrect advertising with association to the automaker’s emissions scandal. This is the first arrest in Germany related to the parent company Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal. The Audi worker was arrested, at the behest of Munich prosecutors, a representative for the Munich prosecutors office stated […]

Volkswagen states Audi software can distort emissions during tests

Audi A4

Audi vehicles with automatic transmissions got technology that is efficient in distorting emissions during the time they are tested, Volkswagen stated, as its high-end flagship is battling accusations over a reported finding of a new cheat software device. Germany’s Bild am Sonntag newspaper informed a week ago that the California Air Resources Board (CAR) had […]