VW, U.S. Close to Dieselgate Deal for Audi-Developed 3.0-Liter Engines

By Paul Riegler on 16 November 2016
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DSC_0146Volkswagen has reportedly reached an agreement with federal regulators to fix Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche diesels with 3.0-liter engines, although an official announcement may not be forthcoming until November 30. The move would bring l’affaire Dieselgate closer to conclusion.

“The Court has scheduled a status conference for November 30, 2016 to discuss the matter further” an Audi spokesman said in a statement, adding that the court has ordered that “these discussions remain confidential” until that time.

The agreement would cover 80,000 vehicles. Approximately 20,000 older cars with the 3.0-liter engine would be bought back, while 60,000 later models would receive a software update at the dealership.

Volkswagen has already agreed to pay a record $16.5 billion to resolve Dieselgate-related issues for over half a million 2.0-liter diesel-powered cars in the United States.

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