Cheat­ing al­le­ga­tions against BMW

The Hindu Business Line - - AUTO FOCUS -

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.

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