Earlier, we reported that Audi's R&D Chief Stefan Knirsch will be suspended over Volkswagen's emission scandal. Now, the carmaker has confirmed that the company's technical head, Stefan Knirsch will quit his post with immediate effect.
Last week, there were reports about Stefan Knirsch that he knew about the cheat device used in the 3.0-litre diesel engines. Knirsch also gave a false promise under oath.
Regarding Stefan Knirsch, Audi said that he would leave the company in agreement with the supervisory board, without giving any further reasons.