Request for class-action lawsuit against BMW

There is a request for a national class-action lawsuit that would target BMW.

The allegations are that BMW equipped vehicles with software that allows them to defeat emissions testing. Also named is Bosch, who developed the software and supplied it to the car maker.

The suit further alleges that under common driving conditions, the vehicles emit levels of pollutants that are far higher than advertised and allowed by law.

It's unclear how many people in Canada have been affected, but it appears to affect two models in particular; the 2009-2013 BMW X5 or BMW 335d 2009-2011 both equipped with Advanced Diesel with BluePerformance engine technology.

Lawyers haven't disclosed how much money they are seeking.