It Looks Like Dieselgate Hasn't Stopped People From Wanting Diesel Audis

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People still want that crazy torque!

Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you are likely familiar with the (still unresolved) VW Group Dieselgate scandal. Even VW's luxury brands, Audi and Porsche, have been tied up in the investigation. The whole thing has been terrible for the diesel image that Volkswagen almost single-handedly helped revive in the United States. However, it seems that even with the scandal, people are still clamoring for diesel-powered Audi models.

Stefan Knirsch, a member of Audi's board who is in charge of technical development, told Autocar that customers are “demanding” the firm still offers diesel powertrains. Knirsch added that “In particular, customers of our Q models are saying ‘give us diesel engines.'" In fact, the feedback from customers is so positive that Audi has decided to sell the completely badass SQ7 in the US! Clearly customers are still in love with their diesel engines. Obviously they want these new engines to comply with emissions, but they don't want to give up the 600+ mile range that Audi diesels can achieve. Hopefully the VW Group (which owns Audi), can fix its diesel engines and keep making awesome fuel-efficient Audis.

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