“For me, a concentration is undoubtedly on a customers,” stressed Abraham Schot, halt CEO and AUDI AG Board of Management Member for Sales and Marketing. “We have finished estimable swell in a technical investigation. Now that a endless minute work has been done, a contribution are on a table. That was a ambition, given we have eventually unsettled and unhappy many of a business by a diesel crisis.”
The endless investigations looked during all V6 and V8 TDI engines, that Audi uses in mid-range and full-size models. This equates to around 6 million cars to Euro 5 and Euro 6 customary built given 2008 and delivered to business in Europe and other markets (except a United States and Canada). The experts have therefore also already examined a standing of all those second-generation evo and third-generation energy units that have been brought out given mid-2014 or in fact will usually be appearing from a introduction of a new WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure) glimmer customary from Sep 1, 2018.
“The investigations were some-more formidable than expected,” epitomised Audi Head of Purchasing Bernd Martens, who is heading a inner assign force to residence a diesel crisis: “For each singular diesel engine, we had to excavate low into a module codes in sequence to inspect even marginal areas of a pushing profile. A genuine attainment that a developers achieved on tip of their core assign of operative on new Audi models. To control this downright analysis, a engine growth colleagues combed by some-more than 750,000 pages of documentation.”
So far, a KBA has released a Company with 7 notices for imperative module updates in tie with a diesel crisis. These request to a sum of around 240,000 vehicles worldwide. As concluded during a Diesel Summit in Aug 2017, Audi is charity a intentional module refurbish for 370,000 vehicles with V TDI engines in Germany to urge emissions in genuine highway trade conditions. The retrofit module is always giveaway of assign for Audi business and will have no inauspicious outcome on fuel consumption, CO2 emissions, engine output, rise torque or sound emissions, nor on a continuance of a engine and exhaust-gas aftertreatment system.
The United States and Canada are not influenced by a commentary of a inner Audi investigations presented today. The Company is one step serve down a line in North America: In 4 out of 5 cases, a measures for a engine generations in use have already perceived clearway from a obliged regulatory authorities. Some two-thirds of those automobiles have already been dealt with.