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Porsche admits to emissions breach

Car giant Porsche has come clean over potential inaccuracies with its emissions data for its 911 sports cars. 
Posted on 05 February, 2019
Porsche admits to emissions breach

Porsche has reportedly informed German authorities over potential inaccuracies with its emissions data for its 911 sports cars built between 2016 and 2017.

Porsche is said to have come clean following a story in the online edition of German magazine Der Spiegel that reported irregularities with the measurement of wind resistance values.

Der Spiegel reported that laboratory tests carried out on the recently superseded 911 failed to factor in the proper drag coefficient, which led to figures that do not represent real-world fuel consumption and emissions. 

Releasing a statement, the luxury marque confirmed the issue with its emissions saying: “Porsche has identified issues in connection with individual roll-out tests,” adding, “the company is continuing its internal investigations in close consultation with the authorities.”

In the wake of Dieselgate, Porsche was keen to stress the problem identified was not related to any engine management software and that it did not affect vehicle safety.

Under German law, if the real-world fuel consumption and emissions deviate by more than 10 per cent from the car manufacturer’s claimed figures, owners can demand compensation.

Porsche has not yet announced how big the variation has been on the models affected.