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Business news: the Munich automaker became the target of the Prosecutor General in connection with the fraud with diesel engines.

German prosecutors have raided the headquarters of BMW in Munich and at the factory for the production of engines in Steyr, Austria. For the first time, the Munich automaker became the target of the Prosecutor General in connection with the fraud with diesel engines. Prosecutors started to suspect that BMW were manipulated by software to control the exhaust of diesel cars. “There is a suspicion that BMW AG uses or used a device that reduces (emissions of CO2) when testing,” – said the Prosecutor’s office in Munich.

The head of the concern Harald Krueger has always rejected allegations that his company was involved in diesel fraud. On Wednesday at a briefing the representative of the company Maximilian Seberle confirmed that the searches took place at two sites, and assured that the company is very serious about this situation, stressing that “we are not talking about the deliberate manipulation software equipment.” However, he warned journalists that they didn’t even try to put questions on the subject. Meanwhile, prosecutors in Braunschweig have started another investigation against Volkswagen, which launched the diesel scandal. This time we are talking about suspected market manipulation in late 2015.