Audi Comes…Clean, Says 2.1 Million Cars Are Affected By Emission Scandal

By now you all know about Volkswagen’s infamous “Dieselgate” scandal and its implications, but it seems that Audi also has something on its conscience.

It was obvious that the notorious “defeat device” will eventually be found on other VAG products, especially as the engines believed to carry it are not Volkswagen-exclusive. In fact, out of the 11 million vehicles said to bear the software, “only” about 5 million are Volkswagen-branded cars.

And the rest? Well, according to Reuters, Audi came forward and said that 2.1 million of their worldwide vehicles were fitted with the device. The magazine reports that a spokesman for Audi said on Monday that some 1.42 million Audis are affected in Western Europe, with 577,000 in Germany. Moreover, almost 13,000 automobiles in the United States are fitted with the system.

Apparently, the affected model lines include the A1, A3, A4, A5, A6, TT, Q3, and Q5. The cars involved are equipped with “Euro 5” engines, while the newer “Euro 6” powerplants aren’t part of the emission rigging scandal, as theses units purpotedly comply with the legal requirements and environmental standards.

Volkswagen announced that it will set aside €6.5 billion ($7.25 billion) in order “to cover the necessary service measures and other efforts to win back the trust of our customers”.

Audi A4 B8 2.0 TDI pictured

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