Anyone with a good command of German language ? (1 Viewer)

Aug 26, 2008
Funster No
Van Conversion
since 2007
The gist seems to be about getting US spec parts to mod an older diesel X3. To reduce Nox emissions from Euro 5 to Euro 6 compliance you fit an extra Cat / DPF and an Adblue tank. That's to avoid having to trade up to a brand new BMW.

Apparently the required emission control parts are made in Germany and fitted to USA spec diesel X3s from 2008 (I think)

[disclaimer - my O-level German is somewhat rusty now]
May 8, 2010
Funster No
A class
Since 2010
Yes, that's about it, @SpeedyDux. Apparently, BMW are the only manufacturer who are claiming that Euro5's cannot be retro fitted with equipment to reduce emissions to Euro 6 levels. The reason they give is that it would take around three years to develop the appropriate parts. They claim that the only way to get round having a 'problem vehicle' is to buy a new one.
However, emissions standards have been stricter in the US for some time and BMWs produced for the US market are fitted with the relevant parts. These BMW-produced parts are freely available in the US and can be fitted to a vehicle at a cost of around 1500 Euros.
BMW are, however, refusing to fit these to older vehicles in Germany.

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