100 years ago it was the birth of the Munich-based company with the blue and white propeller logo. Today BMW is the fourth largest company in Germany with 120,000 employees in 30 plants around the globe.
BMW has "serious questions to answer" according to a British politician, after the German carmaker recalled more than 300,000 cars in the UK dues to fears over a dangerous electrical fault.
The Bavarian carmaker has denied using defeat devices, saying it was a problem of incorrect, unsuitable software in the 750d and M550d models. A class-action lawsuit has been launched in the United States.
German premium carmaker BMW is forced to deal with a class-action lawsuit filed in a New Jersey Court for allegedly using illegal software to manipulate emissions levels and providing false efficiency parameters.
German public prosecutors have searched BMW premises at the carmaker's Munich headquarters and in Austria, investigating suspected defeat devices capable of manipulating exhaust emissions.
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