FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German motor vehicle authority KBA is probing premium auto maker Audi to see whether its diesel-engined A6/A7 models have been fitted with a previously unkown defeat device, German weekly Der Spiegel said on Tuesday.
In Germany around 30,000 vehicles diesel vehicles conforming to the Euro 6 emission standard may have been fitted with an illegal software emissions device, Spiegel said.
“The KBA has requested a hearing on suspicion the Audi V6TDI A6/A7 models have been fitted with an illegal defeat device,” Spiegel cited a spokesman for Germany’s Transport Ministry as saying.
Audi and Germany’s Transport Ministry were not immediately available for comment.
Reporting by Edward Taylor; Additional reporting by Irene Preisinger and Madeline Chambers; Editing by Maria Sheahan