The BMW 320d was deemed to by fully compliant with all legal requirements by the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA), following a series of tests.
The extensive test-bench and road tests were a result of environmental lobby group Deutsche Umwelthilfe criticizing the car’s emissions back in December of 2017.
“As a matter of principle, BMW Group vehicles are not manipulated and comply with all respective legal requirements. Our diesel engines are clean. The public and policymakers can rely on that – and, most of all, so can our customers and employees,” stated BMW board member, Klaus Fröhlich.
The KBA tests found that BMW has no illegal activities or technical provisions of any kind that can influence the test mode for recording emissions. In other words, the BMW 320d they tested did not have a defeat device.
According to BMW, these results also suggest that the emissions readings criticized by Deutsche Umwelthilfe were a direct result of “forced driving situations and flawed execution of tests”.
“The KBA test findings show quite clearly that the vehicle examined was not manipulated. We therefore find the procedure adopted by Deutsche Umwelthilfe to be unprofessional and its results meaningless,” concluded Fröhlich.