EU: BMW, Daimler, VW Found Guilty of Emissions Collusion

The European Commission finds BMW, Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler and Volkswagen guilty of collusion in a case investigating the introduction of selective catalytic reduction after treatment for diesel engines and particulate filters for gasoline engines.

The three German automakers are accused of participating in a scheme to limit the inclusion of SCR converters and particulate filters on cars sold in Europe. Hazardous particulate emissions, more common with diesel engines, have become problematic for certain gasoline engines now as high-pressure direct-injection systems have gained popularity.