Shares of German auto maker BMW dropped sharply on Thursday after
a German newspaper claimed its diesel engines were “significantly”
exceeding regulatory limits.
Auto Bild — a publication owned by Axel Springer — said Thursday
in an exclusive report that BMW engines were emitting nitrogen
oxide levels that were 11 times more than the current limit set by
the European Union.
Citing road tests by the International Council on Clean
Transportation (ICCT), it said that a model of the BMW X3 was
emitting more poisonous gases than the Volkswagen car that is
currently at the center of the emissions scandal.
“All measured data suggest that this is not a VW-specific issue,”
Peter Mock, the Europe Managing Director at the ICCT, told the