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BMW Diesel Emissions Claims

Did you own a diesel BMW between 2008 and 2018? You could claim back up between 25-75% of the vehicle’s value if it was fitted with a diesel emissions cheat device. Find out today if our expert panel of BMW emissions claims solicitors can help.

BMW are the latest car manufacturer to be investigated in relation to their diesel emissions, and it could mean UK BMW owners could be owed thousands in compensation. Investigations are ongoing to determine whether BMW used software to cheat their emissions tests, and our legal panel are at the forefront of helping customers claim what is rightfully theirs.

If it is found that BMW misled their customers our panel of BMW emission solicitors can bring forward a claim on your behalf to get you your deserved compensation. Over £100m has already been paid in compensation for Diesel Emission Claims in the UK.

Below, we explain what the BMW emission claim is about, how to discover whether you are eligible, and your next steps if you believe you could be owed BMW dieselgate compensation.

The claim against BMW is now open. Start your claim by clicking here.


What Is The BMW Diesel Emissions Scandal About?

The now infamous Dieselgate scandal initially only involved the Volkswagen Group. After thorough investigations and various court cases, Volkswagen admitted to altering their emissions output when their vehicles were in testing. This controversial scandal was brought to light in 2015, and a lot of trust was lost in the automotive industry.

BMW was then thrust into the spotlight in 2017 after German authorities investigated the car manufacturer, along with Daimler (Mercedes-Benz) and The Volkswagen Group, over reports of collusion and secret workshops in response to diesel emissions limits. The three massive car manufacturers were charged in 2019 for colluding to limit the introduction of clean emissions technology.

In between this investigation, the BMW HQ was raided in 2018 in an emissions probe. BMW later admitted to installing cheating emissions software in 11,400 “by mistake”.

Government-funded research has found that BMW some diesel engines are emitting toxic fumes up to seven times the legal limit. These toxic fumes consist of Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) which is known to contribute to various respiratory diseases, including cancer. BMW have potentially been polluting the UK for years with this dangerous gas.

Now, our panel are looking to help UK BMW customers claim BMW diesel emission compensation due to their potential lies.


What Does The BMW Emissions Claim Relate To?

The claim that our panel of BMW emission solicitors will look to bring forward will follow similar cases that have been lodged around the world. It will focus on the fact that BMW have potentially misled their UK customers in relation to their diesel emissions.

Reports have suggested that fuel economy on these “dirty diesels” may have been affected, meaning BMW owners could have been getting worse miles-per-gallon than originally advertised.

Damages may also include compensation for any diminution of value after the dieselgate scandal, along with any general grievance compensation.

The BMW emissions claim that our panel of solicitors bring forward could focus on any of the following:

  • A breach of contract by the dealership
  • A breach of contract by the manufacturer financier
  • Breach of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008
  • A claim in deceit against BMW

Our legal panel will discuss the case in more detail should you be eligible to claim.

The Environmental Impact

Human Health

NOx contributes to various respiratory diseases, cancer, acid rain and smog. Pollution from cars is the biggest contributor to NOx in our air.

Premature Deaths

Air pollution is estimated to cause up to 36,000 premature deaths in the UK each year.

Child Deaths

The WHO estimated that in 2016, 600,000 children died from acute lower respiratory infections caused by polluted air.

Affect on Crops

High levels of nitrogen dioxide are harmful to vegetation - damaging foliage, decreasing growth or reducing crop yields.

Why Should I File My Diesel Claim? often get asked this question – Why should I care? The simple fact of the matter, aside from your deserved compensation, is to hold massive car manufacturers like BMW to account.

If found guilty, they will have purposefully lied about their dangerous diesel emissions in order to gain profit. This has meant the UK will have been flooded with much more NOx pollution than first thought.

Other reasons for filing a claim against BMW for their potential lies on diesel emissions include:

  • Possible decreases in market value of your car
  • Nitrogen oxide is harmful to children, adults, and the environment, and can cause premature death
  • The performance of BMW vehicles could have been affected over a long period of time
  • BMW customers may have experienced higher fuel bills and maintenance costs
  • Holding big corporations to account for their potential lies


What Are BMW Defeat Devices?

A defeat device, also sometimes known as a “cheat device”, is software installed into diesel vehicles intended to fool laboratory tests when checking for emissions. This software understands when the vehicle is in a testing environment and alters engine output accordingly.

This means that the engine is limited and, therefore, emissions are much lower during regulatory testing. The car passes the regulatory tests and it is deemed fit for the road.

In real-world conditions, however, the defeat device is turned off, and the emissions output soars to up to seven-times the testing limit.

It is alleged that BMW in particular has utilised so-called “thermal windows” in their vehicles. This can reduce the effectiveness of the vehicles’ emissions controls when driven on the roads.


Which BMW Models Are Affected By The Diesel Emissions Scandal?

The BMW Diesel Claim is still in its infancy, meaning investigations are still ongoing. This means that is the list of potentially affected models and the years of manufacturer are continually changing. Having said this, from the German investigations, we can see some of the models in question were:

  • M550d
  • 750d xDrive
  • 750Ld xDrive
  • 2 Series GT 216d
  • 4 Series 420d
  • X3
  • 5 Series
  • 4 Series

Our panel will update clients as and when we find more information. If you believe your BMW model may have been affected, you can join our panel of BMW Diesel Solicitors mailing list to keep up to date with all of the news.   


How much compensation can I receive for a BMW Emissions Claim?

Our panel of BMW emissions solicitors believe you could claim up to 75% of the value of the vehicle. Having said this, claims like this are still very new in the UK. Similar claims against Volkswagen in the USA and Germany have seen owners receive thousands in compensation.

Over 100,000 UK Emissions claims have now been settled and paid out in the UK.

In addition to this, you are able to file more than one claim if you owned more than one BMW diesel between the years of 2008-2019.


How Can ClaimExperts Help With My BMW Diesel Claim?

You can start your No Win, No Fee BMW emissions claim with our panel of expert BMW diesel solicitors. The panel are acting on behalf of UK residents who believe they have been affected by the BMW dieselgate scandal. BMW have potentially tricked their customers into buying vehicles that were not what they advertised, and our panel are fighting for their right to be compensated.

If it is found BMW have acted unlawfully, we believe it is wrong that they have flooded the UK with extra NOx, which is harmful to our health and the environment.

Our experienced legal panel can talk you through your claim, step by step.

  • Fully regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority
  • Work on a No Win, No Fee Basis
  • No upfront payments
  • Talk to you in clear, simple English
  • Fair and competitive legal rates if our panel win your case

The claim against BMW is now open. Start your claim by clicking here.

The Diesel BMW Claim Is Now Open

Thousands of drivers have already joined the BMW Diesel Emission Claim.

Past and current Diesel BMW owners are both eligible. Each claim could be worth £1000s.

Start your claim today on our legal partner website below.


Our legal panel believes diesel vehicles manufactured between 2008-2018 could be eligible.

No, currently only diesel vehicles are eligible.

Deadlines will apply to different manufacturer claims. The Volkswagen claim, for example, is now finished. We recommend getting in touch with our legal panel as soon as possible to avoid missing out. 

This sort of Group Litigation action is unlike usual personal claims. This sort of claim can take months, if not years. The Volkswagen claim finished in 2022 after 4 years of litigation. We hope now that precedent has been set it could be much quicker than this. Our panel will keep you updated throughout the case.

Yes, you can claim for more than one affected vehicle. You will need to complete the enquiry form more than once.

Our legal panel bring their claims on a No Win, No Fee basis. This means there is no upfront cost. If the case is successful, you will pay the panel from the compensation you are awarded. This success fee varies, but can be up to 50%+VAT.

These claims are rather complex because we have to prove the employee has suffered a loss or made payments towards the vehicle. Our panel also need to ensure that the company who the claimant leased the vehicle from is not making a claim for the same vehicle, as we cannot have two claims being brought forward for the same time period and vehicle.

In short, if you can prove you have made a payment towards the company car or have any documents connecting your name to the vehicle reg/VIN, then our legal panel are willing to move forward with it. If you have no evidence they cannot do anything with it unfortunately.

We also encourage Fleet Vehicle owners to contact us directly to see how we can upload bulk vehicles all at once. Please contact

The vehicle in question must have been purchased in England or Wales.

Yes, you are able to claim whether your vehicle was bought new or second hand.

No, and we expect all manufacturers to deny wrongdoing and fight the case. Volkswagen denied wrongdoing and still compensated their customers.

A group litigation order (or GLO) is an order of a court in England and Wales, which permits a number of claims which relate to common issues to be managed collectively. provide comprehensive claim guides and help you connect with expert legal firms across the UK. We have built a legal panel that specialises in various claims, including diesel emissions claims. Once you provide your details we will pass you onto the most appropriate legal panel member, an SRA-regulated law firm, who will then handle the case.

Currently out legal panel are only accepting claims of those who bought their vehicle in England and Wales.

However, if you did buy your vehicle in England and Wales, you can currently live in Scotland and still claim.

Yes, if the vehicle in question meets all other criteria, you are able to claim for mobility vehicles.

No, unfortunately our legal panel do not take on claimants who have signed up with another solicitor.

Yes, over £100m has been claimed by claimants in England and Wales.

We understand that with the rise of fraudulent schemes and scams, many may be sceptical. However, diesel emission claims stem from a real, well-documented scandal that affected millions of car owners worldwide.

These claims have already been paid out in England and Wales, and our legal panel are all fully regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Yes, you have a 14-day cooling off period in which you can cancel your claim. Cancelation after this will be covered in the agreement you are given before you sign up.

You can verify your claim by using our free-to-use emissions claim checker. You can use this here.

Generally speaking, no. Navigating the diesel emission legal processes is intricate, requiring the insights of technical experts to determine the facts. Attempting to file a claim on your own could result in expenses that surpass any potential compensation. Additionally, there is the risk of being responsible for the opposing party's legal fees.

We are happy to provide more information on this point if you require it.

Yes, even if you no longer possess the vehicle, you may still be eligible to make a claim. The basis for the claim is tied to the ownership period when the alleged misconduct occurred. These dates are between 2008-2018.

Yes, you can claim if you bought your car with cash, financed the car, or had the car on lease. Our legal panel will simply require some kind of evidence of ownership between 2008-2018.

Your Vehicle Not Eligible?

We may still be able to help you, even if your vehicle isn't eligible for a diesel emission claim. If you took out car finance for your vehicle, you may be eligible for a Mis-Sold PCP Claim.

If you have had a car finance agreement between 2014-2019 you may be eligible to claim thousands. Visit our sister website to find out more.

The FCA has found that commission was paid on 95% of UK car finance PCP agreements. If you were not informed about this commission or the finance deal wasn’t right for you, you could be owed thousands in mis-sold car finance compensation. 

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