Audi states 2.1 mil diesel cars involved in ‘Dieselgate’

Audi Q3

Audi has confirmed that a total of 2.1 million units of its diesel vehicles worldwide are involved in the same diesel emissions scandal that has rocked its parent company, Volkswagen. In a report by Reuters, the Ingolstadt-based car manufacturer stated that a notable amount of its cars have been fitted with the same “defeat devices” found in Volkswagen’s oil burners.

In Western Europe alone, a total of 1.42 million Audi diesel vehicles equipped with so-called EU 5 engines are affected. Elsewhere, 577,000 units in Germany are involved along with an additional 13,000 diesel cars in the United States. The figures were confirmed by an Audi spokesperson.

Models involved are diesel variants of the Audi A1, A3, A4, A5, A6, TT, Q3 and Q5. Just last week, parent company Volkswagen announced that a total of around 11 million units of diesel cars from its group brands around the world are affected by the aforementioned diesel scandal.

To recap, Volkswagen could be looking at a fine of up to US$18 billion after it was caught cheating on emissions tests in the US. As a result, the brand is now facing a criminal investigation by the US Department of Justice. The scandal has resulted in the loss of VW’s CEO, Martin Winterkorn – who has since been replaced by Porsche boss, Matthias Mueller.

GALLERY: Audi Q3 facelift

Looking to sell your car? Sell it with Carro.

Learn more:

10% discount when you renew your car insurance

Compare prices between different insurer providers and use the promo code 'PAULTAN10' when you make your payment to save the most on your car insurance renewal compared to other competing services.

Car Insurance

Gregory Sze

An “actor” by training, Gregory Sze realised that he has had enough of drama in his life. Following his number one passion (acting was actually number two), he decided to make the jump into the realm of automotive journalism. He appreciates the simple things in life – a simple car with nothing but back-to-basics mechanical engineering and minimal electronics on board.



  • Once you Lie, Always you will LIE on Sep 29, 2015 at 10:26 am

    I think better avoid Audi in Malaysia. Although not diesel, don’t know what else the company is lying. Once you lie, you will always lie. And remember, once a lie is caught, there are always 9 other lies hidden.

    I would not spend RM250k on a company that lies. Too risky.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 13 Thumb down 3
    • Areyousure on Sep 29, 2015 at 10:32 am

      When you got that kind of money, in Malaysia, you won’t bother at all.

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 4 Thumb down 6
      • fireman on Sep 29, 2015 at 10:37 am

        Still drive my Q7 diesel, if you happen to suck my poison smoke, that is your problem.

        Like or Dislike: Thumb up 6 Thumb down 13
        • camtakpro on Oct 01, 2015 at 10:01 am

          The poison smoke can be partly redirected to your cabin just to reduce external emission.

          Just continue with your Q7.

          Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0
      • Government lies to us everyday and s*cking our money. But what have we all done?

        Like or Dislike: Thumb up 6 Thumb down 4
        • Hehehe at last RBA john has shown his true colour. But then ah, Gov you can change no problem. Car if you wanna change have to incur lost, somemore bad RV makes it double lost.
          So choosing bad car is worse than choosing bad Gov.

          Like or Dislike: Thumb up 5 Thumb down 2
    • Crony Crony Malaysia on Sep 29, 2015 at 10:50 am

      All other countries are investing VW group in their respective countires. In Malaysia, no investigation. Because VW Group is King. When you are crony DRB, you can do anything. Nobody dare investigate you.

      I would not dare buy anything from VW group.

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 6 Thumb down 1
      • James on Sep 30, 2015 at 4:11 pm

        no investigation because this issues only in US. and diesel only. for what they investigate cause in Malaysia used petrol. hahaha

        Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0
    • Josh Ling on Sep 29, 2015 at 5:24 pm

      won’t be surprised if more lies will be exposed in the future for VW group. can’t believe something like VW will lie in that way to its customers.

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0
  • euromob on Sep 29, 2015 at 10:31 am

    ouch die..sel

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0
  • Observer on Sep 29, 2015 at 11:02 am

    As far as the saying of one statistical rule, if you found one, there’ll be up to 10 others. So there could be another 10 cheats in VW group automobiles you need to be careful of.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 0
  • antiP1 on Sep 29, 2015 at 11:03 am

    well guys…r u believing in fuel efficiency rating? it’s all about the system itself..if u care enough, fuel gauge got something odd inside..the pointer moves faster when the fuel become less and less…IT’S A SORT OF CHEATING!!!!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 7
  • Some pipu say we should trust gwei loh more than locals cuz they know democracy and governance more than us. We should not question them cuz they know more than us, they say.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 1
  • proton diesel on Sep 29, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    so now its a good time for proton n perodua to produce car with diesel… hahaha

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0
  • The Archbishop of Banterbury on Sep 29, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    no Q7 affected? why?

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0
    • Cuz dear leader still using Q7 as his personal ride, wait until he takover Putrajaya he will get Bengayta

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 0

Add a comment