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Porsche Gets Caught In Dieselgate-Like Scandal

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Porsche Gets Caught In Dieselgate-Like Scandal

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera (Credit: © Porsche)

If you think Dieselgate is over, the scandal just keeps on going. This time, it’s Porsche’s turn to suffer. Like Volkswagen and Audi, it’s been accused of cheating on emissions. Of course, Porsche told Bloomberg the allegations are baseless.

This time, it’s the German government investigating this scandal. Supposedly, the whole thing started with some anonymous internal tipsters. The alleged cheat is like Audi’s, where the vehicle detects if the steering wheel doesn’t turn much, triggering a cleaner operation mode for emissions tests.

Porsche says software that detects steering wheel movement only boosts performance and isn’t designed to cheat emissions tests.

Before, Porsche was only part of Dieselgate thanks to its Cayenne models with the 3.0-liter TDI engine. So far the US government isn’t looking into the supposed cheat, at least not yet.

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