And the saga continues. We think it might be best for those in positions of authority to simply assume that all car makers are guilty and have them prove their innocence. If both Audi and Mercedes used these cheat devices on their diesel-powered cars, BMW must have done or is doing the same.
Germany’s KBA Motor Vehicle Authority discovered “inadmissible defeat devices” in Mercedes-Benz engines and immediately summoned Daimler Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche. While no one at Daimler will comment on the 1 million vehicle figure, Mercedes will cooperate with the KBA and Germany’s Transport Ministry.
There’s no need to rehash the whole of the VW Dieselgate affair however let us remind you that 11 million Volkswagens were equipped with the device. So far, this has cost VW over $30 billion…
This will be another interesting story to follow. Given the seemingly never ending merry-go-round of guilty car makers, anyone want to guess who’ll be next?