Audi CEO Rupert Stadler: “We regularly inform the Federal Motor Transport Authority about the results of our systematic engine testing program. We report any irregularities to the authorities because full clarification is our top priority. We did so without delay also in this case.”
The irregularities were noticed during the ongoing systematic tests of diesel-engine and transmission combinations. The engines involved are the V6 TDI Gen2 evo EU6 engine with a maximum output of 200 kilowatts, which is used in the A6 und A7 models of generation C7, which are now being phased out. After the irregularities were noticed, deliveries of the affected cars to retailers were immediately stopped. In addition, customers who have ordered such a model were notified. Approximately 60,000 cars worldwide are likely to be affected, but none in the United States. Audi will provide the software update to the vehicle registration authorities, either in consultation with them or as directed by them.