The Environmental Protection Agency is continuing its crackdown on auto companies that issue inflated fuel economy claims for their vehicles, this time ordering BMW to lower the estimates for four of its 2014 Mini Cooper cars.
During an EPA audit of the fuel economy ratings on the window stickers of new Mini Coopers, the agency derived values that differed from those submitted by the automaker for certification.
The EPA told BMW, which owns the Mini brand, to conduct new emissions and fuel economy testing. The EPA also did its own tests at its National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory in Ann Arbor, Mich.
The results demonstrated that BMW had inflated the fuel...