BMW Denies Cheating on Emissions Tests

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BMW Denies Cheating on Emissions Tests

As the diesel emissions scandal continues to get deeper and deeper, BMW has responded to allegations, saying that it did not rig its vehicles to cheat emissions tests.

A report from German publication Der Spiegel alleges BMW also colluded with other German automakers (Volkswagen and Mercedes) to fix prices and cheat emissions, and BMW released a statement to address the allegations.

“As a matter of principle: BMW Group vehicles are not manipulated and comply with respective legal requirements. Of course this also applies to diesel vehicles. Confirmation of this is provided by the results of relevant official investigations at the national and international level,” BMW said in a statement.

“The BMW Group categorically rejects accusations that Euro 6 diesel vehicles sold by the company do not provide adequate exhaust gas treatment due to AdBlue tanks that are too small.”

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BMW’s 2017 diesel models have been approved for sale in the U.S. by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) after the cars passed more stringent testing that concluded they are compliant with U.S. regulations. In Europe, BMW is offering drivers of its Euro 5 diesel cars a free software upgrade that improves emissions after tests showed they polluted more in real-world driving than the results achieved in a lab. This didn’t mean, however, that the discrepancy was intentional, that laws were broken, or that cheat devices were used.

“There is no need to recall or upgrade the software of BMW Group Euro 6 diesel passenger cars,” BMW said.

  • SKiNCANDY9

    Um I’d say the
    Overwhelming number of
    Diesel
    Cars that suddenly fail
    To continue to provide adequate
    Emissions
    After right around the 100 to 110k miles is astonishing

    And then Cpo
    Provides
    No service
    Or warranty
    Over 100k mark

    Will
    Cost individual consumers upwards
    Of $7,000
    To fix
    Or $3,000
    For an ABC Delete
    Holy $¥€¥¥ honk horn.

    My 2011 BMW 335d is nicknamed
    The octopus
    Because similar
    To the aquatic sea
    Wonders ability to camouflage itself while dispersing a healthy black cloak

    My beast acts ever the same. Just ask any poor sap sitting behind me at any stoplight.

    Drown them in black smoke
    And my vanity plate
    Is aptly dubbed
    Rolling Coal too

    Within 7 months of my $22k purchase
    Of a 88k mile 335d it the scr and adblue tank
    Failed, this
    Clogged
    My
    Dpf

    Which now is installed at the carnival merry go round complete with the Nox sensors and my DDE has been
    Mapped to not look for any emissions

    So weather
    BMW was at fault or not the end result is I have a car far superior
    Than anything I’ve ever had in my life
    And a very expensive off road vehicle
    As I have. Had to by a new Daily D.

    The 335d is reserved
    To local car shows and M fests