Ninety percent of VW cars sold in Korea are equipped with diesel engines. The country is taking matters into its own hands and testing them for excessive emissions.
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.
German auto giant BMW has announced it plans to recall nearly 12,000 cars after it admitted the vehicles had the wrong emissions software installed. BMW 5-series and 7-series built between 2012 and 2017 are affected.
German automaker Volkswagen posted a doubled net profit in 2017, selling more cars than ever before. Its bottom line held up despite an emissions scandal, but fallout from a recent testing scandal lies ahead.
Germany's court system has acted where lawmakers wouldn't by allowing cities to ban diesel cars. The decision could force a change in how the country approaches its auto industry, says DW's Jens Thurau.
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