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Files: VW supervisors informed of looming diesel motor probe in May 2014

DETROIT, MI – German automaker Volkswagen AG is at the center of a Justice Department probe after the business admitted in September that it geared up a few of its diesel engines with software that cheats U.S. emissions tests. Company leaders have been on Capitol Hill to affirm, and have said the scandal was restricted to a little group of engineers. A report in Reuters Sunday stated that a high-ranking employee alerted VW supervisors as early as Might 2014 that U.S. regulatory authorities could analyze vehicle engine software. German paper Bild am Sonntag reported the warning was sent as an internal letter to then-CEO Martin Winterkorn. Anonymous sources validated to Reuters the letter exists, but they could not state whether Winterkorn, who resigned as business CEO in wake of the scandal, had himself seen it. As he stepped down, Winterkorn said in September that leaving his area was in the very best interests of the business, though said he is not aware of any misbehavior on his part. The company has actually decreased to talk about the ongoing examination. The letter, which was supposedly sent out by an employee called “Winterkorn’s firefighter,” was discovered through an internal investigation being carried out by law office Jones Day. VW informed Reuters the investigation will be total by the end of April. On the other hand, the automaker faces up to $46 billion in charges from U.S. regulatory authorities. The company also faces numerous civil matches, and has actually hired popular Washington, D.C. lawyer Kenneth Feinberg to oversee a claims resolution center for clients affected by its diesel emissions scandal. VW has actually admitted to utilizing software application, referred to as a defeat gadget, in the 2009-2015 Audi A3 and the Volkswagen Beetle, Golf, Jetta and Passat TDI cars with 2.0-liter diesel engines to trick emissions tests. There have to do with 11 million of the automobiles globally and 482,000 in the United States Related: VW excuses diesel scandal, unveils Tiguan SUV idea in Detroit The VW cars with 2-liter …
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Vehicles We Remember: Flathead trucks, Canadian Mercury, Jag XKE and Buick Riviera

In 1954, Ford came out with a 239 cubic inch Y-block, overhead valve engine. (It was, as I recall, a 238+ engine). Other than that, the article was …
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