Audi may buy back 25,000 models equipped with the emissions-cheating 3.0-liter V6 TDI engine in the United States. The info comes from Automotive News who is citing a special report written in Der Spiegel. According to that report, the German car manufacturer won’t be able to fix the problem and the only solution is to buy back the cars. 

The first official details are rumored to come on November 3rd, the date which was scheduled for a court hearing. In the U.S. there are 85,000 vehicles equipped with the 3.0 TDI engine. As a result, VW Group is not able to fix about a third of them and this is no good news for the Germans. 

Here are the affected V6 3.0 TDI engines 
 
2009-2016 VW Touareg
2013-2016 Porsche Cayenne
2014-2016 Audi A6
2014-2016 Audi A7
2014-2016 Audi A8 (including the A8L)
2014-2016 Audi Q5
2009-2016 Audi Q7

VW Group already likely needs to spend $10.03 billion to buy back 475,000 vehicles with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder TDI engine in the U.S.

Source: automotive