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Germany detects emissions cheat software in Audi models: Bild

Germany detects emissions cheat software in Audi models: Bild

Audi's emissions scandal flared up again on Thursday after the German government accused the carmaker of cheating emissions tests with its top-end models, the first time Audi has been accused of such wrongdoing in its home country.

The latest analyses of A7 and A8 automobiles of model years 2010 through 2013 with V6 and V8 engines certified according to the EU5 emission standard have revealed that in certain situations, NOx emissions are between 20 and 100 percent above the limit.

VW Chief Executive Matthias Mueller was summoned to the Berlin-based ministry on Thursday, a ministry spokesman said, without elaborating.

Germany's transport minister, Alexander Dobrindt has set a June 12 deadline for Audi to come up with a fix for the cars. The raid was part of an investigation by the German prosecutors into the emissions of 80,000 diesel cars sold with 3.0-litre diesel engines sold in the United States between 2009 and 2015. About half of the 24,000 cars were sold in Germany.

Juventus v Real Madrid: RequestABet for CL final
Dani Carvajal is also expected to be available for selection with Zidane having a full squad to take to the Principality Stadium. Juventus should get a boost at midfield now that Sami Khedira is healthy and can pair with Miralem Pjanic as a passer.

In March, German prosecutors searched several Audi offices suspicion of "fraud and illegal advertising", related to the cheating scandal.

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - German prosecutors say they have expanded their investigation into suspected violations involving manipulation of diesel emissions at carmaker Audi to include cars sold in Germany and Europe.

For several months now, Audi has been systematically investigating the emissions of a large number of engine-transmission combinations in certain driving conditions.


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