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Does BMW X3 Exceed European Limits for NOx Emission?

BMW AG 's BAMXF diesel-powered BMW X3 xDrive 20d has NOx emissions that are over 11 times the present European limit, per German magazine Autobild . The high emission levels were discovered during testing by the International Council on Clean Transportation ("ICCT"), which had also tested Volkswagen AG's VLKAY diesel vehicles earlier.

However, BMW stated that it does not manipulate any emission test and follows all legal requirements in every country. It further said that its vehicles do not change emission systems during testing and all emission systems function even during normal driving.

The German automaker emphasized that it could not explain the test results due to lack of details and that it intends to contact the ICCT to get more information about the test. BMW also pointed out that other tests by the ICCT had revealed that the X5 SUV and 13 other BMW vehicles met the NOx emission standards.

Later, Autobild clarified that the reported emission levels were recorded during a single road test and the magazine was not accusing BMW of using a defeat device or any other method to cheat emission tests.

Currently, BMW carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). SOme better-ranked automobile stocks include Daimler AG DDAIF and Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. FUJHY . While Daimler sports a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), Fuji Heavy Industries holds a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

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