BMW Fined for Using Wrong Emission Software

February 25, 2019 at 2:45 PM

BMW AG has agreed to pay an €8.5 million ($9.7 million) fine in Germany for installing the wrong emission control software in 8,000 diesel-powered cars.

The error allowed affected vehicles to emit more nitrogen oxides under real-world operating condition than they did in laboratory certification tests, Reuters reports.

Prosecutors, who opened an investigation into the error nearly a year ago, describe the mistake as a lapse in management oversight. The probe originally targeted 11,400 BMW 750d large sedans and M550d wagons.