BMW recalls 12,000 diesel cars over emissions

GERMAN high-end carmaker BMW on Friday recalled thousands of diesel cars for a software update, after reports it had admitted to authorities they released more harmful emissions on the road than in the lab. BMW “noticed during internal testing that correctly programmed software was wrongly used in a few models that were not compatible,” the group said in a statement. The Munich-based company “immediately informed the relevant authorities… (and) therefore plans to recall 11,700 vehicles worldwide,” it added. “Niche motor variants of an already discontinued generation of the 5-series and…

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