VW Group brand 'accepts responsibility' for breaking emissions rules
James Attwood, digital editor
16 October 2018

Audi has been fined €800 million (around £700m) as part of a settlement with German prosecutors investigating breaches of diesel emissions rules. 

The Munich II public prosecutor had been investigating the Volkswagen Group brand over claims that certain versions of the firm’s V6 and V8 diesel engines breached requirements relating to "emissions service" and "power engine approval". Prosecutors also said Audi “failed to discover” that its vehicles sold with the VW Group’s EA288 and EA189 diesel engines featured an impermissible software function to cheat emissions tests – unearthed in the Dieselgate scandal.

In a statement, Audi said that it “accepted the fine and it will not lodge an appeal against it. By doing so, Audi AG admits its responsibility for the deviations from regulatory requirements.”

The €800m fine comprises the maximum €5m penalty for ‘negligent regulatory offences’ and €795m for ‘disgorgement of economic benefits’. A Volkswagen Group release noted the fine would impact its fincial targets for the 2018 financial year.

In June, Volkswagen agreed to an £880m fine from German prosecutors over the dieselgate scandal.

Former Audi boss Ruper Stadler, who is currently in prison awaiting trial in connection with the Dieselgate scandal, recently left the firm. While the Audi settlement ends the probe against the brand, cases remain against several over former VW Group executives, along with a number of lawsuits from car buyers in various countries.

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16 October 2018

 Only a matter of time before the next big hitter gets caught!

16 October 2018
On and On

16 October 2018

Does this mean that SEAT and Skoda will also be fined, or were they lumped in with VW?

 

And what of Daimler/Mercedes who were in the news a few months ago after recalling thousands of vehicle with cheat software fitted?

17 October 2018

and why the hell aren't our goverment doing it.

17 October 2018
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and why the hell aren't our goverment doing it.

Brexit.

17 October 2018

Basing the ethos of a Company on ‘image’ and BS alone was bound to end in trouble. You design components cheaply enough to be used in Seats and Skodas, but still have to be competitive with Mercs and BMs in engine output etc.

It was always going to happen.

22 October 2018

There's a great deal of pressure... yet, when you get in the auto, all that vacates the premises. A fantasy without aspiration resembles an auto without gas... you're not going anyplace. At the point when a client sits inside the auto, HRM Assignment Writing Service at that point they must have the inclination that it's an Audi - regardless of whether it's the leatherwork or the bodywork. Every one of these things must be regularly Audi.

17 August 2019

Audi is doing good because their quality of competition is decreasing. For example, the only good BMW out is the 3-series, Volvo's cars are getting slower and their reputation of safety is holding up as they used to, Saab's cars are just getting uglier, Day Room Coupon and overall Mercedes has always done poorly in terms of performance. Audi, on the other hand, always stayed with their commitment to performance and style.

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