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Volkswagen has said previously about 11 million vehicles were fitted with software capable of cheating emissions tests.
When he resigned, Mr Winterkorn said: 'I am shocked by events of the past few days'
Lawyers have urged Volkswagen to “come clean” over which cars in Britain have been affected by the emissions testing scandal.
Angela Merkel’s coalition stands accused of being 'in bed' with the German car industry
VW admitted last week it had cheated the emissions tests of cars in the US
Beleaguered car manufacturer has admitted to falsifying car emission tests
Hit a turbocharger and the standard 261bhp will go up to 287bhp
Volkswagen has said 11 million cars are affected
The German car giant may have used highly sophisticated software to cheat in emissions tests, but other car and truck makers have been prosecuted for their ‘defeat devices’ ever since traffic pollution first became an issue
The fallout from the emissions scandal will be severe for the Wolfsburg giant
Volkswagen scandal: Angela Merkel's government accused of being 'in bed' with the German car industry
Green politician says government deliberately ignored EU demands to outlaw controversial computer software
The UK Transport Secretary says move is to ensure the issue of emissions cheating was not industry-wide
US drivers were asked to go to a dealer for a software update
'I am worried about the future, because the situation is changing every hour – we fear for our jobs'
Martin Winterkorn says he is shocked by the revelations
Volkswagen has admitted using software to rig the results of its diesel emissions tests