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Porsche informs the authorities about irregularities in consumer testing

Updated January 31, 2019, 08:02

The automobile company has informed the author of the magazine "Der Spiegel". The reason is incorrect fuel consumption in the Porsche 911.

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The Porsche car maker has given the sports car 911 possible incorrect fuel consumption and, therefore, the case of the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) indicated. This was reported "Spiegel Online" on Thursday afternoon. This refers to the vehicles of the construction years 2016 and 2017. Porsche confirms that it is deviations in the values ​​of resistance of the wind, which are based on tests in the dynamometer of the chassis. The facts are still under investigation, both internally and in close consultation with the authorities, he said. "Porsche considers, of course, and expresses its corporate culture to actively inform the responsible authorities," said a spokesman.

Damage and tax withholding threatens

"Spiegel Online" further informed, Porsche CEO, Oliver Blume, called Federal Transports Minister Andreas Scheuer (CSU) and explained the case. If actual consumer values ​​are diverted too far from those originally mentioned, claims for damages, as well as, possibly, also fines threatened. After the Germans, the American authorities should also be informed.

There is no connection with the cases related to the motor control software, Porsche underlined. This software plays an important role in the topic of illegal off-peak equipment in the purification of diesel exhaust gas. These defeat devices had also been discovered by the Porsche car authorities.

(DPA / AF)

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