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Ex-Audi boss Rupert Stadler charged in Germany over role in emissions scandal

Stadler was arrested in June 2018 and spent several months in prison

German prosecutors said on Wednesday they had filed charges against former Audi Chief Executive Rupert Stadler, who is being investigated over his role in Volkswagen's emissions test cheating scandal. Volkswagen admitted in September 2015 to having used illegal engine control software to cheat pollution tests, triggering a global backlash against diesel. The public prosecutor's office in Munich said Stadler and three other defendants are being charged with fraud, false ce

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Audi's CEO might not have known of VW emissions scheme

Audi's 3.0-liter diesel is one of many VW-developed mills found with cheating software.

3.0-liter diesel engine in question is featured in Audi models such as the A6, A7, A8, Q5, and Q7.

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Audi gives itself more time, pledges to be No. 1 global luxury brand by 2020

Each member of the Teutonic triumvirate – BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz – is battling to be the world's Number One luxury maker. BMW has won the title for the past seven years running, but Audi CEO Rupert Stadler (shown above) has told Reuters that as of "2020 at the latest" his company will overtake BMW. That sounds quite soon, but it's a

CES 2011: Audi announces swappable infotainment processors, 4G LTE

Ford may have been the dominant force at CES for the last few years, but other automakers are finally beginning to take the consumer electronics space seriously. Although Alan Mulally's keynote this morning represented an unprecedented third address at the show, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler kicked things off Wednesday morning, showing off a new MMI interface and touting its partnership with chi

Alan Mulally and Audi boss giving keynotes at CES 2011

The Consumer Electronics Show used to be a geek extravaganza dominated by tech companies from Silicon Valley and Japan. And while the tech types will still form the meat of CES 2011, for the fourth year in a row, the automotive world will have a voice at the keynotes.

Report: More hybrids, EVs coming from Audi

Audi A8 Hybrid concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

E-tron is the new Quattro, Electric Audis to carry a common badge

Audi E-tron Detroit Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

Audi ready to milk A5 line with multiple versions

Audi has said that it wants to double the number of vehicles it offers by 2015. With 22 vehicles currently in the mix, adding coupes, convertibles, avants and sportbacks will help significantly expand the range in addition to new models like the Q5 SUV, A7 coupe-like-sedan, and Frank Filipponio