Is BMW about to join VW diesel scandal?

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BMW denies rigging diesel emissions tests after an independent test claims one of its cars blew 11 times over the limit. Is BMW about to join VW diesel scandal? 25 September 2015 by Joshua Dowling ยท CarsGuide While Australian VW owners continue to wait to find out if their cars are affected, should BMW buyers be worried too?BMW has denied rigging the computers in its diesel cars to cheat emissions tests, after respected German motoring magazine AutoBild claims to have found its X3 model blew 11 times over the legal limit.AutoBild said road testing of the X3 diesel by the International Council on Clean Transportation -- the same group whose tipoff led US regulators to investigate the VW cheating scandal -- found it belched out "11.88 times the Euro 6 limit for NOx emissions".The BMW Group does not manipulate or rig any emissions testsBMW has strenuously denied the claim."The BMW Group does not manipulate or rig any emissions tests," a statement from the company says."We observe the legal requirements in each country and adhere to all local testing requirements."When it comes to our vehicles, there is no difference in the treatment of exhaust emissions whether they are on rollers (eg. test bench situation) or on the road."BMW says the two studies carried out by the International Council on Clean Transportation have confirmed that the BMW X5 and 13 other BMW vehicles tested did comply with the legal requirements concerning diesel emissions."We are not familiar with the test mentioned by AutoBild concerning the emissions of a BMW X3 during a road test. No specific details of the test have yet been provided and therefore we cannot explain these results," the BMW statement said. Related articles 2015 BMW X3 xDrive 28i review25 March 2015 by Peter Anderson BMW X3 used review | 2008-201119 December 2014 by Graham Smith 2014 BMW X3 xDrive 30d review27 October 2014 by Peter Anderson BMW X3 used review | 2004-201226 August 2013 by Ewan Kennedy BMW X3 30d vs Audi Q5 3.0TDI19 February 2013 by Neil Dowling What to read next Comments Related articles 2015 BMW X3 xDrive 28i review25 March 2015 by Peter Anderson BMW X3 used review | 2008-201119 December 2014 by Graham Smith 2014 BMW X3 xDrive 30d review27 October 2014 by Peter Anderson BMW X3 used review | 2004-201226 August 2013 by Ewan Kennedy BMW X3 30d vs Audi Q5 3.0TDI19 February 2013 by Neil Dowling Related pages BMW X3 BMW SUV Related cars for sale Search BMW cars for sale Search BMW X3 cars for sale Search BMW SUVs for sale Get the latest news, reviews and advice every week Subscribe '); }