BMW’s offices raided by Munich police in search of diesel cheating
To many, finding out that Volkswagen had been cheating at emissions tests came as quite a shock. Others viewed the event with some indifference; a cynical take might be that every OEM would do the same thing given half the chance. Well, score one for cynicism.
On Tuesday, BMW’s offices in Munich—the iconic four-cylinder building you might remember from Rollerball—and an engine factory in Austria were raided by the authorities in connection with suspected fraud related to exhaust emissions.
At question are two diesel-powered models, neither of which is sold in the US: the BMW 750xd and M550xd. According to an official statement from Munich’s attorney general, prosecutors believe that those two models have been fitted with an illegal emissions-testing defeat device.
Source: Ars Technica