BMW suspends selling 7 Series petrol cars

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In the course of the conversion to the environmental standard Euro-6d-Temp and the thus obligatory realistic road exhaust tests (RDE), BMW is suspending the sale of some models with gasoline engines. Both will be mandatory from 1 September 2019. The sales stop concerns the EU as well as the affiliated markets

Like Switzerland, which follows the EU environmental guidelines. According to BMW press department, the interruption is necessary because it comes in the course of RDE consumption measurements logistical problems. In addition, the conversion of the vehicles on the Otto filter needed a certain amount of time.

There are temporary bottlenecks both in the installation and in the supply of gasoline filters. Affected are, among other things, all models of the 7 Series with petrol engines. The only exception is the plug-in hybrid 740e with a four-cylinder gasoline engine, which will continue to be available. The following models are also experiencing a temporary sales stop: M550i xDrive, X1 xDrive20i, X1 xDrive25i, X2 xDrive20i and the 225i xDrive Active Tourer. Both dates and duration of the sales interruption will be different – how long in detail, wanted to betray BMW on demand. The sale of the 7-series petrol models will be suspended, so a BMW spokesman, probably about nine months.

One reason to correct the sales targets, you see at BMW in the measures not. It is assumed that the booming sales volume, especially in the Chinese market, would be apt to compensate for the effects of the sales stoppages.

In addition, only models of sales breaks are affected that do not have very large sales volumes in the European market. So 7er were sold as petrol engine last year, just 3540 times. Worldwide, about 60,000 BMW 7 Series were sold. The gasoline share at BMW was 39 percent on the European market. That is equivalent to about 400,000 vehicles in Europe.

In January 2018, BMW had announced that all diesel from the spring will get an SCR Kat. So far, for example, 1 and 3 series had only one memory. From July, all petrol engines should get a particle filter.

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