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BMW faces initial proceedings over defeat device in X3 model: Bild



© Reuters. A visitor passes by a BMW X3 xDrive20d at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany September 24, 2015. BMW said it has not manipulated emissions tests, denying a magazine report saying some of its diesel cars were found to exceed emissions sta

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s motor transport authority KBA has initiated proceedings against BMW (ETR:) over suspicion of manipulating emissions values in its X3 2-litre diesel model, newspaper Bild reported on Tuesday.

The KBA said the case concerns suspicion of use of a defeat device in the engine control of the X3 vehicle, Bild reported, without providing further detail on the case or number of vehicles affected.

A BMW spokesperson declined to comment to Bild on an ongoing case, the newspaper reported.

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