BMW sued in US over diesel emissions


German luxury carmaker BMW has been sued in the United States over “defeat devices” installed in tens of thousands of vehicles to  cheat  in diesel emissions tests, lawyers for the plaintiffs said yesterday.

The case, filed in federal court in New Jersey, will become a class-action once it is certified by a judge.

The suit singles out the BMW X5 and 335D model diesel cars which were  sold between 2009 and 2013.

The attorneys at the Hagens Berman firm claim emissions from those cars were as much as 27 times higher than the standard permitted — a fact masked by the “defeat devices” and their “manipulative software”.

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