Mercedes still not getting a permission.

BMW has finally received a green light to sell its 2017 model year diesel models in the United States. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the sales after comprehensive tests on Friday.

It was only three weeks ago when we reported the Bavarian company will delay the launch of its 2017 diesel models due to some extra testing by the EPA. Now, Chris Grundler, head of the EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality, announced the agency has “tested the vehicles every which way from Sunday” and has “asked for more data from the company.”

Apparently, everything for the 328d sedan and Sports Wagon, 535d, X3 xDrive 28d, and X5 xDrive 35d went well during the tests and these models will be soon available across BMW’s dealers’ network.

BMW’s arch rival, Mercedes-Benz, has not yet received an approval to sell its 2017 diesel models in America. “Discussions continue,” Grundler commented briefly, without giving more information on why EPA has not approved the German company’s diesels yet.

Volkswagen, on the other hand, hasn’t even asked the EPA for a permission to sell 2017 MY diesels in the United States, Grundler confirmed.

Source: Automotive News