BMW will spend on updating the diesel more than ten million euros

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German automaker BMW expects that the cost of updating the software of diesel vehicles to reduce harmful emissions in Germany will be an eight-digit sum in euros, reported RIA Novosti the representative of the company.

On Tuesday, the Association of the automotive industry (VDA) announced that the German automakers in the past in Berlin «petrol summit» agreed to update the software on more than five million diesel vehicles to reduce emissions of harmful substances into the atmosphere. The subject of modernization of the vehicles with diesel engines of the ecological class Euro-5 and partly Euro-6.

«It’s too early to say exactly how much it will cost. We expect that the final figure will be approximately an eight-digit number in euros. The updates apply only to vehicles of class Euro-5. All vehicles of the BMW Group, which sold today have a standard of Euro-6, and the upgrade is impossible. These engines are already showing the best possible results,» said the representative.

«At the moment we are completing all functional aspects of the software updates. It is too early to say when the update will begin or how long it will take the modernization of the vehicles of the BMW Group», he added.

The Bavarian company also said that «playing a constructive role in discussions at the municipal, state and Federal levels to prevent the ban on diesel cars».

Earlier it was reported that in the five million cars consists of 2.5 million vehicles of the Volkswagen, which already were required to upgrade. Due to modernization, the emissions of nitrogen oxide must be reduced by 25-30%.

Earlier it was reported that in the five million cars consists of 2.5 million vehicles of the Volkswagen, which already were required to upgrade. According to the Minister of transport and digital infrastructure of Germany, Alexander Dobrindt, we are talking about 300 thousand cars of BMW. Due to modernization, the emissions of nitrogen oxide must be reduced by 25-30%.

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