Family Feud: Porsche Seeking Millions in Damages From Audi Over Dieselgate Engines

Matt Posky
by Matt Posky
family feud porsche seeking millions in damages from audi over dieselgate engines

Porsche is apparently seeking 200 million euros — or $234 million — in damages from its Audi stablemate over the costs associated with using its emissions cheating diesel engines. According to reports, Porsche has already issued its claim to Audi and the wheels of justice have been set in motion.

With no verified sources or official word from either automaker, the news is more than just a little strange considering both manufacturers are part of Volkswagen Group. However, Audi did supply both Porsche and Volkswagen with defeat device-equipped 3.0-liter V6s for use in various models. One of those models was Porsche’s Cayenne, and sales of the TDI variant were shelved as the scandal raged.

German newspaper Bild am Sonntag reports that the Porsche works council has been fuming with Audi for some time. Council chairman Uwe Hück isn’t happy that the company was supplied with “sick engines,” and claims Audi intentionally deceived Porsche.

According to the paper, Porsche wants compensation to cover the cost of repairing the Audi-engined SUVs, legal counseling, and “customer measures.” A spokesperson for Porsche was reached for comment but stated internal issues within VW Group are not intended for public discussion.

In the U.S., the emissions-cheating 3.0-liter diesel V6 found its way into roughly 85,000 vehicles. Under a $1.22 billion settlement plan, owners can choose to have their vehicles bought back by the manufacturer at “clean” trade-in value or fixed.

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  • Brn Brn on Oct 09, 2017

    I suspect there's some creative accounting behind this suit.

  • Jh26036 Jh26036 on Oct 10, 2017

    Probably a way to make some "deductions" from their taxes when they have to pay out lawsuits they "lost."

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