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Porsche Cayenne diesel emissions exceed legal limits, says Spiegel

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Diesel models of Volkswagen's Porsche have much higher emissions than is legally allowed, German weekly Der Spiegel reported on Friday, citing test results.

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The magazine asked German test institute TUV Nord to check emission levels for the Porsche Cayenne V6 TDI, an SUV model, under normal driving conditions.

"Emissions in this test were higher than the limits for this type of car," the magazine quoted the head of testing at TUV Nord Helge Schmidt as saying.

"With these values the car would not have been approved by the authorities," Schmidt said.

Porsche said in a statement that it had received and studied the test results from Spiegel. "For us they are not comprehensible," Porsche said.

The company said that emissions depend on several conditions such as engine load, speed and temperature.

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