In these days BMW has been involved in a call to review mass for almost 12 units of the Series 5 and 7-Series. This fact is derived from a “misunderstanding” (or that is what we are going to think until proven otherwise) because the weekly Der Spiegel had reported that the bavarian manufacturer had installed on some mechanics of both models, a software trap to manipulate the pollutant emissions.
to carry out this massive withdrawal, BMW will be in contact with the owners of the affected units. These correspond to the Series 5 and 7-Series that were manufactured between the years 2012 and 2017 that are equipped with a mechanical diesel high-power, and three turbos. That is to say, we would be talking about the block 3.0-liter diesel in configuration V6 that he was 381 HP of power and a maximum torque of 740 Nm.
in this situation, for to refute the words of Der Spiegel and justify a call to review so important, the signature bavarian has issued an official press release in which it stated the following
“in the course of the internal tests, BMW Group discovered that software update properly developed, was allocated by mistake to certain versions of models inadequate” “The BMW Group reported to the relevant authorities immediately”
however, the brand has not confirmed what countries were marketed the affected units, which could cover a large part of the world. For this reason, it is advisable that customers who have a unit of any of the models, and of the date indicated above, come to a official service of the brand to know if you have to go through the workshop, or not, to check the status of mechanics.
In any case, it is understood that this review will not charge to the client, although in the case of the brand and the models we’re talking about, that could be anything. In any way, for now BMW is free from potential manipulations of their diesel engines. Will have to see what happens and if it eventually proves to what has been published on Der Spiegel.
Source – BMW
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