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Firm faces fine after self-reporting error in fuel consumption and emission figures for unspecified variants of outgoing '991' series 911
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1 February 2019

Porsche could be given a substantial fine by the German government after admitting that fuel consumption and emission figures submitted for type approval of the outgoing 991-series 911 were incorrect.

The fuel consumption and emission data submitted to the German Transport Ministry prior to the granting of type approval for unspecified 911 models in 2016 and 2017 included incorrect values due to miscalculations in their drag co-efficient. According to a report by German newspaper Der Spiegel, Porsche self-reported the error to German authorities and is also set to inform US authorities.

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

Fuel consumption and emission values gained on a rolling road are much lower from those in the real world owing to a lack of wind resistance. The error means that the affected 911 models use more fuel and emit more emissions than noted in their type approval.

Porsche chairman Oliver Blume says he has informed the German Transport Ministry of the false data and Porsche engineers are now reportedly working with German government authorities to determine the extent of the miscalculation.

Under German law car makers can be fined if fuel consumption and emissions vary by more than 10 per cent from their claimed values, and customers could also claim compensation. It is not yet know how much variation there is between the figures Porsche recorded, or how many cars are affected.

Autocar has contacted Porsche for comment, and is waiting for a reply.

There is no indication of any mistake in data submitted for the recently launched eighth-generation 911.

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NoPasaran 2 February 2019

What a bunch of bollocks

German "government", full of hippies, tolerasts and green idiots, who think that electric power is stored "in the net" (Baerbock) and who often never even finished an education (quitters and failures) are trying to kill their own culture/industries/country. What a shame. Third time in a 100 years german politicians are trying to achieve Götterdämmerung of their own country and maybe this time they will succeed. And the docile german populace looks silently on... meine Güte!

289 2 February 2019

@ Remember F40

.....Quite.

To be frank.....who gives a f*ck about the fuel consumption of a 911. Anyone trying to claim compensation for incorrect 911 mpg is a chancer (and probably American)

NoPasaran 2 February 2019

289 wrote:

289 wrote:

.....Quite.

To be frank.....who gives a f*ck about the fuel consumption of a 911. Anyone trying to claim compensation for incorrect 911 mpg is a chancer (and probably American)

noone gives a fark, because the users of ANY car know that real world consumption of ANY car is not what is printed on a paper from a government invented fuel consumption test.

It's not americans here, it is the home-grown green hippy german politicians taking a saw to a branch they are sitting on, but they do not care, they have "ideas" and they believe money grows on the trees, well, they get paid out of taxes collected from real working populace, they get massive pensions garanteed after a few years of "working" and they do not pay taxes or persion deductions either. Germany is being destroyed as we speak, we see history in the making.

fadyady 1 February 2019

Error! Ha!

If only it had come from a credible company! From Porsche to Skoda they are all at it.
Remember F40 2 February 2019

Please cut the crap

fadyady wrote:

If only it had come from a credible company! From Porsche to Skoda they are all at it.

Because Porsche has to lie about fuel consumption to sell 911. It is best car by quite a margin in the segment.

NoPasaran 2 February 2019

fadyady wrote:

fadyady wrote:

If only it had come from a credible company! From Porsche to Skoda they are all at it.

idiotic comment from an idiot named fadyady

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