Audi was responsible for designing and manufacturing some of the engines that enabled the Volkswagen to cheat on emissions tests.
In the U.S., Volkswagen has agreed to pay a series of settlements with the Federal Trade Commission that could be worth as much as $14 billion.
VW, Audi's parent company, has drawn criticism amid the so-called Dieselgate scandal, details of which revealed that up to 11m of the auto giant's vehicles worldwide had software installed that cheats emissions tests.
Chief Executive Rupert Stadler was giving a press conference on the company's performance just hours after news of the raids broke.
Police from Munich and Stuttgart searched the offices and private homes of Audi employees in Ingolstadt, where Audi's headquarters are located, and in Neckarsulm.
"There is suspicion that devices were built into these vehicles to manipulate emissions readings and conform to USA emissions limits, without..."
The raid was focused on who was involved in the use of any illicit software that was used in 80,000 VW, Audi and Porsche cars with bigger 3.0-liter engines - which were found to exceed US emissions limits.
Ingolstadt-based Audi said it had every intention and interest in getting to the bottom of the emissions-cheating scandal.
"Important differences between the performance of certain Renault engines in the laboratory and their results under real conditions", were found, the paper said, adding the accusation forms the cornerstone of an investigation reportedly opened by French prosecutors in January.
The searches began shortly before the beginning of the Audi's annual earning press conference. "We will keep at it". Audi declined to comment on the probe.
Peter Mertens, senior vice president for r&d at Volvo Car Corp., will take up his position as head of technical development at Audi on May 1, the CEO said, replacing former r&d boss Stefan Knirsch, who left the manufacturer in connection with the emissions scandal.
Stadler, who has been criticized for how he handled the emissions scandal, said on Wednesday that he continues to demand the VW board's full support.
The group reported a 37 percent drop in operating profit to 3.1 billion euros for 2016, reducing its return on sales to 5.1 percent from 8.3 percent a year earlier.
More than two million Audis had the manipulated software, including more than half a million in Germany alone.
The company's CEO has also said that the company plans to release the Tesla Model Y before either of these two vehicles . Since the start of the year through March 15, Tesla shares had risen 20 percent.
District Judge James Robart in Seattle after Washington state sued, claiming the order was discriminatory and violated the U.S. It bars new visas for people from six predominantly Muslim countries - Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria , Sudan and Yemen.
Chinese consumers have a distinct fondness for foreign cars and major luxury vehicle brands are already present in the market. Lincoln sold 32,559 vehicles in China past year , about triple the number of sales in 2015, the brand reported in January.
The app shows a list of your kids' most-used apps, their physical location and options for managing their privileges. Google goes on to clarify that it is ultimately the parent's job to manage what their kids view on their device.
That policy lent itself to more transparency, because the Pentagon is required to publicly report most airstrikes. Although Obama pushed for the use of drones, he kept the military in place to conduct the actual strike.
The result ended up with Patterson only catching a total of 35 passes and one touchdown in his next two seasons with the Vikings. Just go out and enjoy it, man, keep thanking God. "Raider Nation, baby", Patterson said with amazement.
The researchers then used two simple models to calculate how much prey all the world's spiders as a whole kill per year. I can't even conceive of what a single pound of spiders would look like, let alone 25 million metric tons of them.
Apple is rumored to be contemplating to release a 5.8-inch iPhone in 2017 to give tough competition to other OEMs. The fact that Apple plans to feature a 5.8-inch O-LED screen on the iPhone 8 is also a bonus for the phone.
He set a career high with 52 receptions and was as unsafe as ever on kick returns, winning his third return title in the process. Patterson posted a series of messages on his Snapchat account, which we'll sum up thusly: "All I am hearing is stay w/Vikings.
In this article, we will talk about three hedge funds that still love Valeant as well as discuss the performance of the company. The fund lost more than 90 percent of its investment and almost $3 billion just on the shares it owned at the end of 2016.
Tottenham provide video footage to the FA
Speaking aftwerwards Tottenham manager Maurico Pochettino said: "It's the same ankle as before in the Sunderland game". It's wrong in football and wrong in society". "We need to assess some more and after tomorrow [Monday] we will see".