BMW faces U.S. Lawsuit Claiming Emissions Cheating
A U.S. lawsuit has been filed against BMW claiming emissions cheating. The lawsuit claimed that “BMW’s representations were misleading for failure to disclose its emissions manipulations,”. The filings show the lawsuit being filed in the U.S. district court of New Jersey on behalf of “BMW Drivers”.
The lawsuit claims that the X5’s from 2009-2013 and 330d’s from 2009-2011 have been emitting levels of nitrogen oxide “many times higher than their gasoline counterparts,” The suit goes on to say “The vehicles’ promised power, fuel economy, and efficiency are obtained only by turning off or turning down emission controls when the software in these vehicles senses that they are not in an emissions testing environment,”
They are essentially claiming that BMW also has knowingly installed a defeat device in their diesel vehicles, much the same as Volkswagen had been doing.
BMW’s only response to the suit thus far has been ““As a matter of principle, BMW Group vehicles are not manipulated and comply with all respective legal requirements,” which as we know from Volkswagen really means nothing.
Could this be the next big billion dollar payout? Hold on to your BMW just incase.