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Emissions scandal: BMW implicated?

2015-09-24 15:15

EMISSIONS SAGA: The BMW Group claims its has not manipulated emission tests. Image: Supplied

Berlin - The world's leading premium automaker, BMW, denies a media report that one of its sports utility vehicles has failed European emissions tests, insisting the group complies with all requirements in every nation.

BMW told dpa: "The BMW Group has not manipulated [emission tests], and we comply in every country with both legal requirements and local test requirements."

Test clarity

BMW told Reuters: "There is no difference in the treatment of exhaust emissions whether they are on (test) rollers or on the road."

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German magazine Auto Bild said on Thursday that BMW's X3 xDrive 20d model exceeded "Euro 6" emissions limits more than 11-fold in road tests by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT).

BMW said: "No specific details of the test have yet been provided and therefore we cannot explain these results. We will contact the ICCT and ask for clarification of the test they carried out."

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