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Porsche first German carmaker to abandon diesel engines

MUNICH: Sports car maker Porsche said Sunday it would become the first German auto giant to abandon the diesel engine, reacting to parent company Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal and resulting urban driving bans. "There won't be any Porsche diesels in the future," CEO Oliver Blume told the newspaper Bild am Sonntag. Instead, the company would concentrate on what he called its core strength, "powerful petrol, hybrid and, from 2019, purely electric vehicles". The Porsche chief conceded the step was a result of…

Microsoft and Porsche announce multi-year Forza partnership

Porsche and Microsoft have announced a six-year partnership to collaborate on a range of co-branded initiatives for Porsche and the Forza franchise at the New York International Auto Show to be held from April 14-23, 2017.  Alan Hartman, Studio Head at Microsoft’s Turn 10 Studios, said that the premium partnership with Porsche is as a result of their shared passion for sports cars and motorsport, and the multi-year partnership is starting off strong with ForzaRC. “Porsche has a rich history of motorsport which combined…

Porsche suspend ties with Maria Sharapova

BERLIN: German luxury car manufacturers Porsche has announced to distance themselves from Maria Sharapova after the tennis star admitted failing a drug test at the Australian Open.