Audi's head of technical development will be suspended this week as part of the investigation into Volkswagen Group's emissions scandal, Germany's Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported, citing sources.
Investigations by Jones Day have shown that Stefan Knirsch, who is a board member at the VW Group subsidiary, knew about the use of cheat software in 3.0-liter diesel engines and gave a false promise under oath, the newspaper said on Sunday.
Knirsch has already been asked to clear his desk, it said.
Audi has admitted that its 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engine was fitted with emissions-control software, deemed as illegal in the U.S., where the scandal has engulfed VW Group.
Spokesmen for Volkswagen Group, Audi and Audi's works council declined to comment.