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Performance pair are among several Audis that could receive adjustments to CO2 and economy figures
Sam Sheehan
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1 min read
10 July 2017

Audi has temporarily stopped taking orders for its S4 and S5 models while it develops new engine management software that could potentially affect their fuel economy and CO2 outputs.

The two performance models are among several Audis due to get new software. A source told Autocar that the resulting effects would have to be tested by German regulators before more cars can be sold.

“Audi has decided on a stricter interpretation of tolerances of the regulations for measuring CO2 emissions applicable in the EU,” said an Audi spokesperson. “This may lead to adjusted CO2 figures for some Audi models.”

The spokesperson said the changes to the S4 (above) and S5 were being implemented to improve “comfort and spontaneity” and “may lead to a moderate increase in fuel consumption”.

Our source said changes are also being applied to the A4 2.0 TFSI, but Audi has refrained from commenting on this. No timescale has been set for the reopening of order books for the S4 and S5.

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steve-p 10 July 2017

Uncharacteristic honesty?

Seems unlikely that VAG suddenly gained a corporate conscience. More likely there's more really bad news coming. More to this story that isn't in the public domain yet, I reckon.
k44ent 10 July 2017

S4

I ordered an S4 a few months back but due to the dealers attitude and something not feeling quite right about the S4 I cancelled my order. Really pleased I did now as the car would have been built last week so who knows what I would have got!
k44ent 10 July 2017

S4

I ordered an S4 a few months back but due to the dealers attitude and something not feeling quite right about the S4 I cancelled my order. Really pleased I did now as the car would have been built last week so who knows what I would have got!

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