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Audi tops US Consumer Reports rankings despite emission scandal

Audi earned the best-brand distinction even though several models with three-litre diesel engines - such as the A6 Quattro, A7 Quattro, A8, A8L and Q5 - remain under investigation for violating US emissions laws. Those models weren't included in the magazine's evaluations.

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LUXURY carmaker Audi was named best brand in the US by Consumer Reports despite the emissions-cheating scandal engulfing its parent company, Volkswagen AG.

The German maker of the A6 sedan beat out rivals such as Lexus, Porsche and BMW through a combination of consistently...