Following its Dieselgate scandal from few years earlier, Volkswagen has been forced to pay over $16 billion in fines due to violation in different countries. Earlier last year, non–governmental organization German Environment Help claimed that BMW has been using similar methods to cheat its emission tests. Since then, the German auto manufacturer have been denying the allegations. Now, the German Motor Transport Authority has revealed that BMW hasn’t been using any device to cheat its way through emissions test.
The agency tested BMW’s 320d sedan and revealed that the level of emissions is within the country’s legal requirements. It said, “No disallowed defeat devices could be detected. The results obtained by German Environment Help with increased nitric oxide emissions are due to abnormal operating conditions.”
As a result of this, the agency said that it won’t be taking any action against BMW. Shortly after the announcement, BMW released its statement as Klaus Fröhlich of BMW said, “Vehicles of the BMW Group are not manipulated. Our diesel engines are clean. The public and politics, and especially our customers and employees, can rely on that.”