Why make a Claim?

2,500,000 Could Claim

There were over 800,000 new BMW's sold or leased in the UK between 2009 - July 2016 and any owner of these vehicles (either from new or pre owned) can make a claim whether you owned or leased the car and whether you still have the car now or not. This means there are over 2,500,000 people who can claim

No Risk and No Cost

This claim will be taken to BMW as a group action case meaning there will be a high number of similar claims decided on one ruling. The lawyers will act on a no win - no fee basis meaning there is no cost to you, the lawyers fees are paid from compensation recovered from BMW

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You (the group) will be represented by a leading law firm from London with experience of handling and winning group action cases against large global corporate companies - giving you a higher chance of winning compensation

What Have BMW Done Wrong?

The Emissions cheat scandal or DieselGate is an issue in which BMW (and other car manufacturers) are accused of deceptive practices with regards to their diesel cars. A “defeat device” or “cheat device” was fitted for the strict emissions tests. The test results for the cars that were tested were not accurate, and this allowed them to pass the test with a lower reading and thus making them legal to be on the road. The NOx emissions being released is significantly higher than that recorded so anyone who purchased the vehicle in an effort to be more environmentally friendly have been deceived and actually caused more harm. The car's performance is also worse than advertised with lower mileage per gallon and increased fuel consumption which has added more expense to the owner.

What Have BMW Done Wrong

BMW Emissions Claim: Get Compensated Today

If you own a BMW vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation for the emissions scandal that has affected the company. If you are a BMW owner, it is important to understand your rights and the compensation you may be entitled to. Efforts are underway to investigate whether BMW employed software to manipulate their emissions tests. Should it be discovered that BMW has deceived its customers, our group of emissions lawyers will initiate legal action against the car manufacturer on behalf of UK BMW owners.

BMW Diesel Emissions Issues: Key Statistics

Statistic Source
In 2018, BMW recalled over 11,000 vehicles due to concerns about diesel emissions software, which could have been used as a defeat device BBC News
BMW faced a class-action lawsuit in the US, alleging emissions cheating in nearly 100,000 vehicles, including the X5 and 335d models Reuters
The lawsuit claimed that BMW used defeat devices in vehicles produced between 2009 and 2013, leading to higher nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions CNBC
In 2019, the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) ordered a recall of 11,700 BMW 5 and 7 Series models due to suspected use of illegal defeat devices Automotive News Europe
BMW set aside €1.4 billion ($1.6 billion) to cover potential costs related to the diesel emissions issues Bloomberg
In 2018, South Korea banned the sale of several BMW diesel models and fined the company $10 million for allegedly forging emissions documents The Korea Herald
BMW's market share in Germany dropped from 9.0% to 8.6% in the year following the emergence of the diesel emissions concerns Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA)
Some BMW diesel models were found to emit up to 7 times more nitrogen oxide (NOx) than the legal limit during real-world driving conditions International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)
BMW faced allegations of colluding with other German automakers, including Daimler and Volkswagen, to limit the development of emissions control technology Reuters
In response to the diesel emissions issues, BMW announced plans to accelerate its transition to electric vehicles, aiming for 25% of its sales to be electric by 2025 BMW Group

Please note that these statistics were sourced from various news outlets and organisations, and may be subject to updates as the BMW diesel emissions and DPF issues continue to develop.

Understanding the BMW Emissions Scandal

The BMW Emissions Scandal first came to light in 2017 when German authorities launched investigations into potential collusion between major car manufacturers, such as BMW, Daimler, and The Volkswagen Group. These companies were accused in 2019 of collectively hindering the progress of clean emissions technology.

In 2018, BMW's situation worsened as their headquarters were raided, revealing the unintentional installation of emissions software in 11,400 vehicles that may have been equipped with illegal defeat devices. Research conducted in 2017 also indicated that certain BMW engines were emitting harmful pollutant NOx at levels significantly exceeding legal limits, thereby contributing to environmental and health risks, including acid rain.

Although BMW has consistently denied using defeat devices, which are mechanisms designed to lower emissions during testing but not in real-world conditions, allegations suggest that their widespread use of "thermal windows" may be equivalent to such devices. This particular aspect forms a key argument in the legal cases related to emissions against BMW.

The Origin of the BMW Emissions Controversy

The BMW emissions controversy originated from the laboratory tests conducted on their vehicles, revealing the higher levels of nitrogen dioxide emissions, which pose environmental and health risks. This is extremely damaging, as increased levels of NOx contribute to air pollution, which is reported to be the largest environmental risk to UK public health and is linked to as many as 64,000 early deaths a year. These toxic fumes emitted by the vehicles have brought public attention to the environmental impact of vehicle emissions, especially diesel vehicles.

What is The Role of Diesel Emissions Cheat Devices?

BMW diesel vehicles were found to be equipped with cheat devices designed to manipulate emissions during regulatory tests. These cheat devices altered the emission levels of the vehicles, misrepresenting their environmental performance. By deceiving regulatory tests, BMW aimed to meet emission standards while the vehicles emitted higher levels of nitrogen oxide emissions in real-world conditions. The involvement of cheat devices in diesel vehicles raised questions about the accuracy of emission tests and the compliance of car manufacturers with environmental regulations.

Identifying Affected BMW Models

Now, let's take a closer look at the affected BMW vehicle models and how you can determine if your vehicle is affected.

Which BMW Models Involved in the Emissions Scandal?

A number of popular BMW models, such as the X5 and the 3 Series, were implicated in the diesel emissions limits scandal. The scandal had an impact on a wide range of BMW models, especially those with diesel engines, across different series. This caused concerns for owners of affected vehicles who wanted clarification on how the scandal would affect their cars. In the ongoing investigation into BMW's emissions practices, it is worth noting that the scrutiny began relatively recently compared to the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal. The inquiry primarily focuses on BMW vehicles produced between 2008 and 2018, specifically targeting a variety of models suspected of having emissions discrepancies. Some of the models currently under investigation include: [Keyword: diesel emissions limits].

Identifying Affected BMW Models
  • The dynamic M550d
  • The robust 750d xDrive and 750Ld xDrive
  • The versatile 2 Series GT 216d
  • The sleek 4 Series 420d
  • The spacious X3
  • The elegant 5 Series
  • The stylish 4 Series

Owners of these models should be aware of the ongoing investigation, as it could potentially impact their vehicles' performance standards and environmental compliance.

How to Determine if Your BMW Model is Affected

If you own a BMW vehicle, you can determine if your model is affected by the emissions scandal by checking the vehicle registration number on our tool. Verification of the vehicle model and type will allow you to ascertain if your BMW model is associated with the emissions scandal. By referencing your vehicle registration details, you can confirm the implication of your vehicle in the emissions scandal.

What does the BMW Emission claim entail?

The central focus of the BMW emissions claim centers on the potential effect of defeat devices on fuel efficiency and their compliance with UK law. This implies that owners may have experienced increased fuel costs over a period of time as a result of these devices. Furthermore, owners may pursue compensation for the diminished value of their vehicles following the dieselgate scandal, as well as any personal grievances they may have. The trajectory of this claim is anticipated to mirror that of the Volkswagen Group's case. According to the data currently available, your claim against BMW under UK law has the potential to include:

  • The selling dealership's failure to fulfil contractual obligations
  • The manufacturer's financial arm's acts of non-compliance
  • Breach of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008
  • A lawsuit alleging deceit specifically against BMW

Exploring the BMW Emissions Claim

If you have determined that your BMW model is affected, you may be eligible for compensation. Let's explore the essential factors of the BMW emissions claim and the potential compensation amount.

Essential Factors of the BMW Emissions Claim

The BMW emissions claim takes into account several essential factors, such as the emission software used, the type of affected vehicle, and the environmental performance of their vehicles. The claim considers the test conditions and regulatory standards for emission limits, as well as the type of emission software utilised in affected vehicles. To determine eligibility for the claim, regulatory tests and emission limits are considered, ensuring that customers who were deliberately misled about the environmental performance of their vehicles can claim compensation for diesel emissions from BMW.

The Potential Compensation Amount for BMW Emissions Claim

You may be wondering how much compensation you could receive for the emissions claim against BMW. The value of the affected vehicle contributes to the determination of the compensation amount, considering the impact of the emissions scandal on the vehicle's value. The compensation amount for the emissions claim correlates with the environmental performance of the affected vehicles and the impact of the scandal on affected vehicle owners.

Initiating the process of filing a compensation claim for BMW emissions

If you believe you are eligible for the emissions compensation claim, the first step is to engage legal partners for assistance. They will guide you through the claim process, which involves the submission of vehicle registration details and finance agreements. It is essential to have legal representation to ensure your claim is handled properly and to maximise your chances of receiving compensation.

Can You File a BMW Emissions Compensation Claim Now?

You can check your eligibility for the diesel claim, taking into account the value of your vehicle affected by emissions, fuel economy, finance deal, and registration number check. Seeking legal advice is crucial for filing emissions compensation claims, as law firms specialising in diesel emissions claims can provide the necessary guidance for the claim process. They will assist you in determining the type of claim, the eligibility criteria, and the compensation you may be entitled to. By entering your vehicle registration, you can check if your vehicle could be eligible for a diesel claim. Potentially affected vehicles will be highlighted with a warning message. You can then join a claim with a relevant law firm who will ask for further details to confirm if your vehicle was affected.

Initiating the process of filing a compensation claim for BMW emissions

What Could a Diesel Emissions Claim Be Worth?

Understanding the potential compensation from a successful diesel emissions claim is important for affected BMW owners. The value of the claim depends on factors such as emission standards, the introduction of clean emissions technology, the environmental performance of affected vehicles, and similar claims against massive car manufacturers. Legal partners, such as law firms, can provide insights into the estimated value of the claims, based on their expertise and experience in handling diesel emissions claims. In terms of compensation, legal professionals estimate you could be able to claim back up to three-quarters (75%) of the value of the vehicle if it was found to be fitted with an emissions cheat device.

What Happens After Submitting Diesel Emission Claims?

After submitting diesel emission claims, claimants should be aware of the legal processes and timelines involved. A panel of solicitors can assist in managing the legal aspects of the claim, ensuring that the claim is processed efficiently. The environmental performance of affected vehicles will play a role in the claims, and claimants should fill out enquiry forms for diesel emission claims accurately. Claims management companies can guide claimants through the post-submission phase, offering support and assistance during the claims process.

Lets start your Diesel Emission claim today

  • Contact Our Emissions Experts : Reach out to our specialist panel of emissions solicitors.
  • Advocating for UK Drivers : We represent those affected by manufacturers' defeat devices.
  • Challenge the Deceit : Address the hidden higher emissions and potential financial losses.
  • Comprehensive Guidance : Our legal team will walk you through each step.
  • Regulatory Compliance : Our panel is fully regulated and authorised.
  • Risk-Free Representation : We operate on a No Win, No Fee basis.
  • Transparent Communication : Continuous updates and clear explanations in simple English.
  • Cost-Effective Legal Support : Competitive rates applied only upon successful case resolution.

What are the potential effects of the emissions claim on BMW's reputation and sales?

The emissions claim could potentially have a negative impact on BMW's reputation and sales. Consumers may lose trust in the brand's commitment to environmental sustainability, leading to a decline in sales. Additionally, the claim could result in legal battles and financial losses for the company.