Cheating allegations against BMW
Munich prosecutors are looking into allegations that BMW AG diesel cars are fitted with defeat devices to cheat on emissions levels following tests by German environmental group DUH. The group’s claims come after it checked a BMW 320d car, prompting a review by Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority, or KBA. BMW said it’s diesel vehicles have been checked by the KBA and other regulatory authorities and were found to comply with emissions rules. Volkswagen AG’s use of defeat devices to cheat on diesel cars emissions readings, uncovered more than two years ago, has prompted a number of criminal investigations in Germany against that company, its Audi unit, MercedesBenz parent Daimler AG and parts supplier Robert Bosch GmbH. Munich-based BMW, which has always maintained it never cheated, hasn’t been a target of a criminal probe.