Germany prosecutors have fined automaker BMW eight.5 million euros ($9.66 million) for lax oversight in putting in faulty engine software program that led to extreme diesel emissions in 7,965 automobiles.
The prosecutors mentioned Monday they discovered no proof that the Munich-based carmaker dedicated fraud however faulted the corporate for what it referred to as inadequate high quality management.
BMW mentioned it “has constantly emphasised that the set up of the inaccurate software program module was a irritating and extremely regrettable error.” Subsequently the corporate “accepts the penalty and won’t enchantment.”
The fantastic is small in comparison with the 27.four billion euros in fines and settlements paid within the U.S. and elsewhere by Volkswagen, which admitted deliberately manipulating engine software program so diesel automobiles might go emissions exams.
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