Porsche caught up in scandal at VW

The widening Volkswagen emissions-test cheating scandal has enveloped a wide array of Porsche and Audi six-cylinder diesel vehicles as California and federal regulators levied fresh charges that the automaker used software to hide pollution.
Monday’s revelations come as Porsche’s former chief executive…

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The widening Volkswagen emissions-test cheating scandal has enveloped a wide array of Porsche and Audi six-cylinder diesel vehicles as California and federal regulators levied fresh charges that the automaker used software to hide pollution.  Monday’s revelations come as Porsche’s former chief executive — just promoted to clean up the mess at parent company VW — struggles to limit the financial damage and regain consumer trust. VW appointed Matthias Mueller after the company’s market value fell by half and longtime CEO Martin Winterkorn resigned in disgrace.  Regulators accuse the automaker of using the same tactic with six-cylinder engines as it has admitted using in about 11 million four-cylinder diesels worldwide — software that changes engine performance during emissions testing.   The new EPA “notice of violation” includes the 2014 VW Touareg, 2015 Porsche Cayenne and 2016 Audi A6 Quattro, A7 Quattro, A8, A8L and Q5. Other models and years, including more 2016 vehicles, may also be affected, the EPA said.

Audi and Porsche are VW-owned brands. The new infractions add an additional 10,000 luxury vehicles to the 482,000 VWs and Audis already cited by the EPA.

 

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