Dieselgate Fallout: Production of BMW’s 2017 Diesel Vehicles Delayed


Production of BMW Group’s 2017 model-year diesel vehicles has been delayed due to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s further inspection and enhanced emissions analysis following Volkswagen’s recent Dieselgate scandal, according to several recent reports.

“In light of recent events, agencies are taking longer to certify diesel models for the U.S., but there has been no indication that BMW’s diesel models do not meet all requisite emission standards or that there is a defeat device in the vehicle,” the BMW Group commented in a statement.

Four 2017 diesel models – the 328d sedan, 328d sports wagon, X3 xDrive28d and X5 xDrive 35d crossover – are still awaiting approval following additional testing, and as such, production isn’t expected to begin until “homologation has been finalized.”

As previously reported, Volkswagen admitted to rigging nearly 11 million diesel vehicles globally with devices that can turn on and off emissions controls, deceiving regulators and emitting up to 40 times the legal amount of pollution.

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