Volkswagen’s Porsche brand is looking for 200 million euros ($234 million) in damages from its high-end stablemate Audi over expenses associated with manipulated diesel engines, Bild newspaper reported on Friday.
Porsche’s management provided the claim in written form to equivalents at Audi, the newspaper stated without mentioning its source.
Audi confessed in November 2015 that its 3.0 liter V6 diesel engines utilized in about 80,000 Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche models were fitted with an auxiliary device deemed prohibited in the United States.
The German government previously this year ordered a recall of Porsche’s Cayenne sport-utility vehicle (SUV) and forbade registrations of the model’s diesel variation.
Porsche wants compensation from Audi for the amounts of the retrofits, legal counseling and consumer measures, the newspaper stated.
A representative for Porsche stated VW group-internal concerns were not meant for public discussion, without elaborating. Audi refused to comment and referred questions to Porsche.