MUNICH -- Audi is reviewing whether it needs to put aside more provisions to cover the costs of a settlement in the U.S. over parent Volkswagen Group's diesel emissions scandal.
VW has agreed to pay at least $1.26 billion to fix or buy back and compensate owners of about 80,000 polluting 3.0-liter diesel-engine vehicles -- and could be forced to pay more than $4 billion if regulators don't approve fixes for all vehicles, court documents filed Tuesday showed.
VW's settlement covers 78,000 VW Touareg, Porsche Cayenne and Audi Q7, A6, A7 and A8 vehicles with V-6, 3.0-liter diesels for model years 2009 through 2016.
"We are using the court documents to review what we still need to set aside for the annual accounts," an Audi spokesman said on Wednesday, declining to provide further details.
Audi has already set aside a total of 980 million euros ($1.06 billion) in provisions for the matter.
Separately, supplier Robert Bosch has agreed to pay $327.5 million to compensate owners of VW Group vehicles with 3.0-liter and 2.0-liter engines in the U.S., which it said did not reflect an admission of guilt.
"After carefully weighing up all the factors, we decided to reach a settlement," Bosch CEO Volkmar Denner said in a statement.