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VW grants to high consumption values at the Porsche 911

The car manufacturer will face fines and claims for damages. It is not the first Porsche model that stands out with high fuel consumption.

Volkswagen has disclosed to the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt to have incorrect fuel consumption values for the model 911 from its subsidiary company, Porsche specified. The mirror reported, citing the group circles, and confirmed by a Porsche spokesman. From the false consumption data for the years 2016 and 2017 are affected.

VW had to inform the intention of the American authorities EPA and CARB, the mirror. The tested consumption should be more than ten percent of the values originally given, customers could claim damages. Also, the tax authorities could demand additional payments, as the vehicle to emit more CO2 and, therefore, higher Car taxes would be due. In addition, it is conceivable that both the German and the US authorities to impose penalties for breaches of the authorisation procedure of money.

Why the sports car will consume more fuel and therefore more carbon dioxide launch in the approval is indicated, is as yet unknown. There have been variations in the wind resistance values, which are used for Tests on the roller dynamometer, and, says Porsche. The facts of the case currently being investigated. "The company is continuing internal investigations, in close coordination with the authorities," emphasises a spokesman. The Problem does not affect the safety of the vehicle.

The 911 is not the first model in the Porsche the wrong exhaust emission values declared. In the fall of 2016, the company had begun a voluntary recall of the model Macan, since the exhaust gas cleaning goods. In July 2017, the then Federal transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt (CSU) associated with a registration ban for the Porsche SUVs, the Cayenne with a 3.0-Liter diesel engines. In April 2018, investigators searched in connection with an exhaust gas manipulation several Porsche subsidiaries. Meanwhile, there are also court judgments, according to which Porsche individual models due to exhaust tampering by customers and the payment set.

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