Audi threatens new penalties for the “Deselect”

Audi threatens new penalties for the “Deselect”


The German Ministry of transport has put the automaker time, for that the company needs to upgrade the software of their diesel engines.

According to reports in the German media, the German transport Ministry has threatened to impose additional fines on Audi, if the company does not fit in the provided terms of the modernization of new models of the diesel engine. Bild am Sonntag claims that it has discovered documents showing that the Ministry of transport of Germany Audi has put forward the ultimatum with the requirement, originally launched in 2017, deliverance diesel powerplants from the so-called “cheat software.”

Say it outlines the conditions under which the German car brand could be fined if he does not meet the deadline until September 26, for the modernization of the diesel units V6 and V8 certification EU6.


The upgrades are aimed at bringing different Audi models in the regulatory state by adding program code, which excludes manipulations associated with the underestimation of emissions during testing.

It is reported that in these terms the automaker from Ingolstadt should withdraw 12 400 cars. In the Audi claim that it has additional software solution for the remaining 4 200 cars. In addition, Bild am Sonntag reports that Audi was faced with a potentially expensive purchase old cars with diesel engines “Euro-4”.

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