Saturday, April 13, 2024

Huge car brand caught in a scam with 150,000 diesel cars

The German answer to the Swedish Transport Agency, KBA, has brought down BMW, which the authority believes is manipulating the emissions from a very specific diesel engine.

Then we stop there again. In the middle of the car brands' gigantic cheating with diesel engines. This time it is BMW's fraud that has been exposed.

Something we have mentioned here at Boosted.

Back in January, the German authorities raised doubts about whether BMW cheated on the emissions from the 2-liter diesel engine in the X3 model, known internally as N47D20.

And now the KBA believes it has enough evidence to be able to say that BMW has actually cheated and manipulated the car's emissions for four years between 2010 and 2014.

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This is written by several German media – among others Automobilwoche .

At BMW, however, they deny everything. Instead, the brand claims it's a 'manufacturing defect'. However, the KBA's decision means that a so-called recall plan must be drawn up in Munich.

That plan should be ready around June this year. And then the owners are notified of how they should behave. KBA has asked BMW to look at both the X3's hardware and software.

BMW itself estimates that between 130,000 and 150,000 cars may be affected by the problem, which the authorities call cheating. However, the brand from Munich does not yet know how many of the cars are still on the roads.

Read more news from and about BMW right here!

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