BMW Fined For Diesel Software Error

Germany prosecutors have fined automaker BMW 8.5 million euros ($9.66 million) for lax oversight in installing defective engine software program that brought about excessive diesel emissions in 7,965 automobiles.

The prosecutors said Monday they located no evidence that the Munich-based carmaker devoted fraud but faulted the business enterprise for what it called inadequate fine control.

BMW said it “has constantly emphasised that the set up of the incorrect software program module was a irritating and particularly regrettable error.” Therefore the business enterprise “accepts the penalty and will not appThe great is small in comparison to the 27.Four billion euros in fines and settlements paid within the U.S. And elsewhere via Volkswagen, which admitted intentionally manipulating engine software program so diesel automobiles could pass emissions exams.