It’s no secret that the entry level V6 diesel and petrol engines used in some of Porsche’s models were actually sourced from the Volkswagen Group as contract jobs. Ever since the diesel emissions scandal broke out, it also affected the goodwill of Porsche. Now, Porsche wants to be compensated for the losses it has incurred due to recalls on its diesel engine.
That Porsche’s interests are serious has surfaced recently after it reportedly demanding $234 million from Audi to cover damages stemming from dieselgate.
According to local media reports, Porsche wants the money to cover retrofits, legal counselling and customer goodwill recovery measures. Audi’s 3.0-litre turbo diesel V6 was used in Porsche’s Panamera and Cayenne models.
Following the media breaking the news, Porsche and Audi parent VW have till now declined to comment on the matter. In all about 80,000 vehicles produced by VW, Porsche and Audi were fitted with the non-compliant diesel V6.