EPA Finally Approves BMW 2017 Diesel Models for US Sale
All the additional scrutiny that diesel vehicles in the US have been put under is firmly the fault of Volkswagen, and the hoards of cheater diesels that the company sold here. After a long delay, the EPA has finally approved BMWs latest diesel cars for sale in the US. EPA’s Chris Grundler says that the EPA tested the BMW models “every which way from Sunday.”
BMW has beaten rival Mercedes-Benz to market with its diesels, as they wait for approval of their 2017 diesel models. BMW says that about 4% of the cars it sold in the US last year were diesels.
Daimler has warned that delays in certification for the diesel Mercedes-Benz cars could cause collateral damage and hurt its reputation. VW hasn’t received permission from the EPA to sell its 2016 diesel cars in the US, and hasn’t even asked for permission for 2017 models.