Affected only nine models: VW

Wolfsburg, December 9, 2015

For a month is known that VW has indicated that CO2 emissions in some models is too low. Now say the Wolfsburg that few models have incorrect values ​​. An illegal change could not be determined by the VW internal auditors. In the internal follow-up measurements deviations were observed in nine engines from VW.

Significantly fewer cars affected than feared

Originally published by the VW group number of 800,000 suspicious vehicles has not been confirmed. The nine models correspond with about 36,000 units a year only about 0.5 percent of the production of VW. According to the information from the Wolfsburg deviations are also " on average " only a few grams of CO2, which corresponds to about 0.1 to 0.2 liters consumption per 100 kilometers.

From Polo to Passat

Affected are the following current vehicles: the Polo BlueMotion TSI version with dual-clutch gearbox, the Golf 2.0 TDI with 150 hp and manual transmission, the Golf Cabrio and Jetta 2.0 TDI with 110 hp and manual transmission, the Jetta 1.2 TSI with 105 PS, the Scirocco 2.0 TDI with 184 hp and manual transmission, the Passat in both versions 1.4 TSI with 150 hp with manual transmission and 2.0 TDI 4Motion with 240hp and finally the Passat 2.0 TSI 4Motion Alltrack.

Remeasurements under their supervision

Volkswagen has the inspection of the Federal Government and the Federal Motor Transport Authority ( KBA ) presented these results. The internal measurements can be checked by Christmas under their supervision at a neutral technical service. All unaffected vehicles can then be sold on, so VW. In models with deviations initially approving values ​​must be adapted. The subsidiaries Audi, Skoda and Seat have agreed with the regulatory authorities a similar approach. How many vehicles are affected throughout the Group, VW was not yet known. Even the mystery is still unsolved, why the low CO2 levels attracted attention neither the TÜV-Nord nor the Federal Motor Transport Authority.

NOx problem still unresolved

On learning of the new results of the price of the VW preference shares of 122 quickly rises to 130 euros. Because according to VW, the real consumption of the customers do not change, addition, any effective technological measures on the vehicles are necessary. And unlike feared, VW will not have to pay two billion euros for the consequences of the CO2 problem. Whether economic burdens to a lesser extent, depended on the outcome of the final measurements to be carried out, so the Group. If confirmed, the VW results, VW CEO Matthias Müller has one less problem on the neck. The cheating with a modified engine management software to reduce NOx readings is however further in space. This issue will tackle 2016 with a retrofit in the workshop VW . ( sl )