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BMW 320d voldoet aan alle wettelijke vereisten volgens de Federale Transport Autoriteit van Duitsland (KBA)

München. De Federale Transport Autoriteit van Duitsland (KBA) publiceerde vandaag de resultaten van de tests die werden uitgevoerd met de BMW 320d en bevestigde dat het voertuig volledig voldoet aan alle vereisten. De tests werden uitgevoerd naar aanleiding van de kritiek op de emissies van de auto in december 2017 door de milieu lobby groep “Deutsche Umwelthilfe”.

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München. De Federale Transport Autoriteit van Duitsland (KBA) publiceerde vandaag de resultaten van de tests die werden uitgevoerd met de BMW 320d en bevestigde dat het voertuig volledig voldoet aan alle vereisten. De tests werden uitgevoerd naar aanleiding van de kritiek op de emissies van de auto in december 2017 door de milieu lobby groep “Deutsche Umwelthilfe”.

 

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Munich. The German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) today published the findings of tests conducted on the BMW 320d and confirmed that the vehicle examined fully complies with all legal requirements. The tests were carried out following criticism of the car’s emissions’ performance in December 2017 by the environmental lobby group “Deutsche Umwelthilfe” (Environmental Action Germany).

 

Klaus Fröhlich, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Development, explained: “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.”

 

The findings of the latest KBA tests once again confirm what has been repeatedly proven by numerous official reviews conducted by authorities worldwide: The BMW Group has no illegal activities or technical provisions of any kind that influence the test mode for recording emissions.

 

This naturally also applies to the recently criticised BMW 320d – as proven by the results of extensive test-bench and road testing. With regard to BMW Group vehicles, TÜV Süd already confirmed back in 2015: “The NOx figures (…) for all vehicles tested are within the technically explainable and expected tolerance and, in the opinion of TÜV SÜD, demonstrate very robust emission performance.”

Specifically, this means that the effectiveness of the emissions control systems required for exhaust gas treatment fully reflect typical customer driving behaviour. There is no intervention (“manipulation”) of any kind that could influence vehicle emissions.

The KBA test results also suggest that the emissions readings criticised by “Deutsche Umwelthilfe” resulted from forced driving situations and flawed execution of tests, and are therefore not representative.

 

Fröhlich: “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.”

 

 

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With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. As a global company, the BMW Group operates 31 production and assembly facilities in 14 countries and has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.

 

In 2017, the BMW Group sold over 2,463,500 passenger vehicles and more than 164,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the financial year 2016 was approximately € 9.67 billion on revenues amounting to € 94.16 billion. As of 31 December 2016, the BMW Group had a workforce of 124,729 employees.

 

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.

  

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Consumption and Emission Data.

Fuel Consumption ECE2) Urban ltr/100 km 5.2–4.7 (5.0–4.6) Extra-urban ltr/100 km 3.8–3.4 (3.6–3.3) Combined ltr/100 km 4.3–3.9 (4.1–3.8) CO2 g/km 113–102 (109–99) Emission rating EU6


CO2 EMISSION INFORMATION.
The fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and operating range figures were determined according to the prescribed test procedure in the version applicable at the time of type approval (Regulation No 715/2007). The figures refer to a vehicle with basic configuration in Germany and considers the different sizes of the selected wheels/tyres.

Further information on official fuel consumption figures, specific CO2 emission values and the electric power consumption of new passenger cars is included in the following guideline: “Leitfaden über Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO2-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch neuer Personenkraftwagen” (Guideline for fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electric power consumption of new passenger cars), which can be obtained from all dealerships, from Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen and at http://www.dat.de

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