Switzerland bans two Audi models over anti-pollution control
The new Audi A6 and A7 3.0-litre diesel cars have been refused permission to drive on Swiss roads due to manipulation of their anti-pollution control systems, according to an announcement by the Federal Roads Office yesterday.
The ban applies to the two models from Audi’s C7 generation, which comply with the Euro 6 standard. A statement by the Federal Roads Office says that the models have been equipped with illicit devices that tamper with the purification of exhaust fumes.
The vehicles in question will only be registered in Switzerland as new vehicles once they comply with the country’s pollution regulations. However, the ban only applies to Audi vehicles imported from next week.
Used cars are not affected by the ban and cars of these two models that have already been registered in the country can still drive on Swiss roads although they must be brought up to standard and will be subject to recall campaigns.