BMW offices searched over suspicious emissions software

German car-maker BMW’s headquarters in Munich and premises in Austria were searched on Tuesday for suspected defeat devices capable of manipulating exhaust emissions. Munich prosecutors believe 11,400 vehicles made by BMW were equipped with such devices. The search came a month after BMW recalled 11,700 cars to correct a wrong programming installed on the engine management software of its 750d and M550d luxury models. BMW has a clean image and it denied any deliberate cheating. The company said a corrected software will be made available for the models as soon as it is cleared by the authorities. The industry is being closely monitored since September 2015 when car-maker Volkswagen was caught using illegal software to cheat on emissions test in the US in September 2015.