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BMW headquarters in Munich and company premises in Austria were searched and potential evidence was seized, the prosecutors office in Munich said.
Germany's Motor Transport Authority KBA was in touch with Munich prosecutors in late February about two BMW models that allegedly used so-called defeat devices, prosecutors said. At the time, the luxury car maker said the software was installed erroneously and launched a recall of about 11,400 cars.
originally posted by: Plotus
" At the time, the luxury car maker said the software was installed erroneously and launched a recall of about 11,400 cars."
Not even plausible deniability. Riddle me this..... why was a defeat device ever manufactured if not to be used.
Erroneously ........ I think NOT.
originally posted by: DrBobH
it’s not just the emissions that are the scandal - the fix has impacted the fuel economy of the vehicles significantly. Last year they were quoting 5-6% but this article in Auto Express reckons upto 14% for a Golf.
Given the Golf diesel can have a combined MPG of 70 that’s a drop in efficiency of 10 MPG which is huge!
Edit: so not only lying about emissions but economy too. Double fraud.
originally posted by: AndyFromMichigan
Opel (owned by General Motors) struggled because they were one of the few companies that didn't cheat!