26 Sep '15, 4pm

Interesting - on why #Volkswagen decided that cheating was worth the risk

By John Voelcker 10,933 views Sep 26, 2015 Follow John Add to circle diesel and AdBlue fillers in Audi Q7 TDI Enlarge Photo The technology that allows BMW, Jeep, Mercedes, and Ram vehicles to meet emission limits is called Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), or "urea injection." It injects liquid urea into diesel exhaust in an additional catalytic converter at specific points, converting NOx into nitrogen and carbon dioxide. But it's expensive; it requires a urea tank, associated plumbing, an additional converter, and other components. Volkswagen hadn't engineered SCR for any of its volume compact cars, most acutely the high-volume Jetta sedan, as well as the Golf hatchback, the Beetle, and the Audi A3 compact luxury hatchback. Not until 2014 and 2015, respectively, did a new diesel engine with SCR appear in the replacements for the A3 and the Golf. Granted, the Passat se...

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