German prosecutors have raided BMW’s headquarter’s in Munich as part of a probe into possible diesel emissions cheating software application in BMW cars.
Around a 100 investigators searched the German cars and truck giant’s Munich offices in addition to one more site in Austria. Prosecutors state they have reason to believe that 11,400 diesel designs may be fitted with “inadmissible defeat devices” to pass lab tests. The cars and trucks in concern are stated to be the 750d high-end limousine as well as the M550d saloon.
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BMW verified the raid, as well as stated the software application had been “mistakenly allocated” to the 11,400 vehicles as well as is now planning a recall. A BMW group statement read: “The BMW group realized that a properly established software application module had been allocated in error to designs for which it was not suited. therefore the BMW group plans to recall 11,400 vehicles, for which corrected software application will be made offered as soon as it has been authorized by the appropriate authorities.”
The business added: “Many of the impacted vehicles were at first offered with the correct software application as well as ran properly for over two years. The inaccurate software application was employed a considerable time after these designs originally started production.”
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