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MAN engine manipulation more extensive than first assumed

MAN's manipulation of fuel tests does not just date back to 2006, as it has been reported. Engines delivered several years prior have also been tampered with, according to documents accessed by ShippingWatch.

MAN Diesel & Turbo has already confessed that, in the period from 2006 to 2011, what the company describes as "irregularities" occurred when certain engines were put to the test at the MAN Diesel & Turbo test facility in Augsburg, Germany.

A ruling that the district court in Augsburg issued against MAN Diesel & Turbo in 2013 discusses these irregularities as "manipulations, which were planned and carried out with severe criminal intent." In short, when an engine was unable to meet the fuel consumption level stated in the contract with the customer, MAN was able to use an in-house developed software to make the test facility display a different result than the actual result, after which the customers would take delivery of the engine unaware of the overconsumption.

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