29 Aug '17, 11am

Used diesel demand drops in Germany over fear of software upgrades

Used diesel demand drops in Germany over fear of software upgrades

Volkswagen TDI diesel vehicles owned by Phil Grate and family, Seattle, Washington Enlarge Photo Diesel-powered cars, long a staple on European roads, are starting to lose favor as million of dollars of inventory begins to pile up in used diesel models. The inventory, largely recent models certified under the superseded Euro-5 emission standards, has boomed recently over the possibility the cars will not meet future emission limits to be enacted in German cities. German automakers and their various brands—BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Volkswagen and more—have responded to the tougher regulations with diesel software-update initiatives. DON'T MISS: Audi, Mercedes now updating European diesels for emissions; more to come? Even with the updates, which German automakers claim would let the cars exceed current emission requirements, it may not be enough, per German officials. Germa...

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