Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByJack Ewing June 11, 2018 FRANKFURT — Germany’s car industry, already under scrutiny for concealing excess diesel pollution, suffered fresh damage to its reputation on Monday after prosecutors said a top Volkswagen manager was a suspect in a criminal inquiry, and authorities in Berlin ordered Daimler to recall hundreds of thousands of vehicles equipped with illegal emissions-cheating software. Volkswagen, where the emissions cheating first emerged more than two and a half years ago, was punished for hesitating to overhaul its management ranks when Munich prosecutors said they had opened a fraud investigation into Rupert Stadler, the leader of the carmaker’s highly profitable Audi division and a member of the Volkswagen management board. Mr. Stadler, whose home was raided by investigators on … [Read more...] about Diesel Scandal Deepens as German Authorities Target Audi Chief and Daimler
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Elmer Fudd’s always pronounced his ‘Rs’ as ‘Ws,’ and would no doubt love today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Audi. It rocks both luxury accoutrements and a “W”12 engine. That is of course, unless its price proves to be cartoonishly too high. Have you ever thought about how many great cars there are that have been named after bugs? No, I mean really thought about it? Just off the top of my head there’s Lance Reventlow’s Scarab, various forms of Spider/Spyder, and the Dodge Super Bee. And of course, one of history’s most important cars, the Volkswagen Type 1, which earned the nickname ‘Beetle’ for its iconic curvy shape. Yep, bugs are d’bomb when it comes to cool car names. Yesterday we had just such a cool bug car, a 1976 Lancia Scorpion, which offered for sale up in Vancouver. It really brought home the Canadian Bacon at its $15,000 price tag too, earning a respectable 55-percent Nice Price win, and making … [Read more...] about At $25,000, Could This 2006 Audi A8 W12 Executive Be Your Stealthy Super Saloon?