Continental has announced the software they developed for the 1.6 TDI EA189 engine can’t be manipulated to enable cars cheat during emissions tests.

Continental has announced the software they developed for the 1.6 TDI EA189 engine can’t be manipulated to enable cars cheat during emissions tests.

A week ago, we heard from Bosch saying the 2.0 TDI engine software they developed for testing purposes was used by Volkswagen on production cars to fool emissions control tests. Now, a spokesman for German rival Continental says the software they provided VW for their 1.6 TDI-powered cars" is not appropriate to manipulate any emissions test results."

According to Bild, fixing up the 2.0-liter will only require a software update whereas the 1.6 motor will cost Volkswagen considerably more as they will also have to replace the injector nozzle. A report issues recently by Bild am Sonntag states Volkswagen will spend approximately €300 per car to install a urea system that will allow the EA189 engine pass the emissions tests.

 

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