Unfinished Dieselgate air pollution test scandal case by Volkswagen Group, now another case emerged, as well as from the German automotive manufacturer.
Authorities have stormed BMW’s headquarters in Munich and its engine plant in Austria as one of the investigations on the allegation that the brand is using software to deceive vehicle emissions testing.
According to the authorities, a total of 11,400 BMW 750d and BMW M550d are involved in this issue. “There is initial suspicion that BMW has used a transformer device in connection with the test equipment,” said prosecutors in a BBC report.
This allegation comes after the CO2 reading results stated in the new Worldwide Harmonized Light Test Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) test models are much different from the Bahuring Pengik Europe Cycle (NEDC) test used previously.
BMW’s official statement stated that they considered the situation seriously and would cooperate with the relevant authorities.
“BMW Group will continue to regard this situation as a software failure and not represent a deliberate attempt to manipulate exhaust emissions,” the statement said.
BMW has recalled 11,700 vehicles to make the software, but the German Federal Vehicle Authority (KBA) says software on affected vehicles is not counted as a transformer.
“Most affected vehicles were initially sold with correct software and operated properly for two years.The wrong software has been used in significant time after these models are manufactured,” explained BMW.
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