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BMW Sued by U.S. Diesel Drivers

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March 28, 2018—BMW joined the growing list of carmakers sued by U.S. drivers for installing software designed to cheat diesel-emissions tests, reported Bloomberg Technology.

Drivers of “tens of thousands” of X5 and 335D model diesel cars built between 2009 and 2011 sued BMW and its technology supplier, Robert Bosch GmbH, alleging they installed algorithms designed to manipulate testing systems, using methods similar to those admitted to by Volkswagen. They claim those vehicles are polluting at up to 27 times the legal limit, according to the complaint filed Tuesday in New Jersey federal court, according to the report.

“As a matter of principle, BMW Group vehicles are not manipulated and comply with all respective legal requirements," Kenn Sparks, a spokesman for BMW North America, said in an emailed statement to Business Technology.

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