The EPA has approved sales of BMW diesel models for the 2017 model yearAugust 5, 2016
After a delay due to unspecified testing logistics last month, EPA has approved sales of BMW diesel models for the MY2017. Following the Volkswagen diesel scandal, the EPA stated that it would review all diesels headed to the US.
While BMW received approval, Mercedes is still waiting on the go-ahead to sell its MY2017 Mercedes-Benz diesel models. Earlier in the week Mercedes announced the C-Class diesel sedan, which was to be offered for the 2017 model year, faces a delay due to certification. Next year would mark the first time Mercedes offered a US. diesel version of the C-Class, even though the automaker has long sold diesel versions of other sedans and SUVs in the US.
In 2015, BMW’s diesels accounted for about four percent of the company’s total US sales, so the delay is not likely to have a drastic affect on its bottom line.