German environmental aid vs. BMW Diesel: Official statement

BMW responded with a detailed Statement on the allegations of the German environmental aid. The DUH was collected in ZDF WISO alleged that in the BMW 320d with B47 Diesel an illegal shutdown device is installed. In this context, an examination of the vehicle is required, which could result from the point of view of German environmental aid to a recall and a recognition of type Approval. It is the next attempt, with BMW also the last “clean” car maker in the scandal to high Diesel emissions.

BMW rejects the allegations in full and has announced that “all means available to us” against the “false reporting” to fight back. The people of Munich refer expressly to the fact that the DUH-conducted driving tests have nothing to do with everyday use and a abuse to Achieve the highest possible emissions. All of the built-in measures for exhaust gas cleaning to meet the legally required Standards and are in accordance with the legal requirements.

Official statement of the BMW Group for ZDF WISO contribution “320d measurements by DUH with TÜV Nord”

As a General rule, BMW vehicles conform to the relevant valid legal regulations and not tampered with. The BMW Group any activities and technical measures, to influence the test mode for the collection of emissions – that is, that our exhaust systems are both put to the test as well as in practice. Similar types of vehicle, numerous worldwide authorities carried out inspections have passed in 2016, with very good results (e.g., France, Japan and UK).

Klaus Fröhlich, member of the Board of management of BMW AG, responsible for the development, explains: “We very strongly oppose the allegations and report them back. Vehicles of the BMW Group are not tampered with – in the assigned regulatory inspections around the world. If a Tester is directed consciously and deliberately atypical ways of driving in the edge of the area forces, to construct a striking emission values, then the lines of a targeted campaign. We will stand against the wrong coverage with all the means available to us to defend.“

Already in 2015, with the 320d technically identical to the diesel model (BMW 320d sedan’s EU6 with the B47 engine) was reviewed on the initiative of the BMW Group intensively by TÜV SÜD. This test vehicle had obtained the TÜV SÜD. Also, the test program has been defined by TÜV SÜD’s independent. In the foreground is the emission of stand characteristics on the Exhaust gas roller test bench in comparison to measurements of road trips. In this case, the unique image established for the TÜV SÜD “that no emission-related intervention (no Manipulation)… have been done.” On the Basis of extensive dynamometer and road test series have been confirmed by the TÜV SÜD: “All of the tested vehicles are the NOx values are within the technically explainable and expected tolerance, and show from TÜV SÜD’s point of view, a very robust exhaust gas behavior. This is confirmed also by the completed RDE rides on the chassis dynamometer and the RDE on the road.“

The confirmed: for the treatment of exhaust gas emissions required emission control systems to cover the effectiveness of the typical customer driving to the full extent. They have been described in the context of type-checking in their function correctly, and approved by the relevant authorities.

For the Interpretation of measured values we hold, moreover, that the driving conditions which deviate from the prescribed NEDC role procedure, can also lead to higher emissions. All the operating strategies to reduce emissions of our vehicles are in accordance with the requirements of regulation (EC) no 715/2007.

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