Audi accepts 800m euro fine for V6/V8 diesel offences

Audi accepts 800m euro fine for V6/V8 diesel offences

Munich prosecutors have issued an administrative order against Audi for deviations from regulatory requirements in certain V6 and V8 diesel engines. The division of Volkswagen has accepted the 800 million euros fine, and the case is now closed, in Germany at least.

“Following thorough examination, Audi accepted the fine and it will not lodge an appeal against it. By doing so, Audi admits its responsibility for the deviations from regulatory requirements,” the company said in a statement.

According to the findings of the investigation carried out by the German public prosecutor, monitoring duties had been breached in the “emissions service and power engine approval” organizational unit in the company, which monitors vehicle regulatory conformity. These breaches were causes of certain V6 and V8 diesel developed by Audi not meeting regulatory requirements.

It was noted that Ingolstadt also failed to discover that EA288 (Gen3) engines in the USA and Canada and EA189 engines worldwide produced by Volkswagen were advertised, sold to customers, and placed on the market with an impermissible software function from 2004.

It’s a substantial fine, but Audi and VW would surely be glad that another dieselgate legal book has closed. The one time “special items” hit will see the company significantly undercut major financial key performance indicators forecasted for the fiscal year 2018.

In June, parent company Volkswagen was fined one billion euros in Germany for “impermissible software functions” in its TDI engines. Daimler, which makes Mercedes-Benz cars, is also in the same pot of hot diesel soup.

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Danny Tan

Danny Tan loves driving as much as he loves a certain herbal meat soup, and sweet engine music as much as drum beats. He has been in the auto industry since 2006, previously filling the pages of two motoring magazines before joining this website. Enjoys detailing the experience more than the technical details.



  • nazzab on Oct 17, 2018 at 10:28 am

    recond Audi and VW TDI cars here all fine.

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  • Shashi.K on Oct 17, 2018 at 10:40 am

    Inb4 power window Kong not deviations from regulatory requirements

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    • notakata on Oct 17, 2018 at 5:25 pm

      Inb4 airbags not working dand kirr pipu dun care unless being sued

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  • Toyota and Honda knew about this. That’s the reason when it comes to emission both focused on petrol hybrid power train. And while Honda was doing series hybrid, toyota developed a much more sophisticated parallel-series system which has better powerand better economy. After 20 years such concept is being applied by Honda (look at City Hybrid) and Hyundai (Ioniq).

    Toyota > all

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  • Ckcheong on Oct 18, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    Japanese car also got problem. Previously Mitsubishi, Suzuki.. all kena recheck

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