May 9, 2018 / 8:09 AM / 13 days ago

Audi to present software upgrade for A6/A7 models shortly

INGOLSTADT, Germany (Reuters) - Volkswagen’s premium carmaker Audi will shortly present to Germany’s motor authority KBA a software upgrade for the additional 60,000 cars in which emissions-related problems have been discovered, Audi’s chief executive said.

The new Audi A6 is seen during a presentation at the 88th International Motor Show at Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland, March 6, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/Files

Audi is in “close consultation with the authorities”, Rupert Stadler told shareholders at the company’s annual general meeting on Wednesday, according to a prepared speech text.

The carmaker had said on Tuesday it had stopped deliveries of A6 and A7 models with a certain type of diesel engine after finding a previously unidentified problem with emissions software. It did not give details of the problem.

Stadler also reiterated that it would take a while for the diesel emissions crisis to be ultimately resolved.

Reporting by Irene Preisinger; Writing by Maria Sheahan; Editing by Arno Schuetze

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