Most turbocharger suppliers purchase turbine housings, but BMTS co-owner Westron is a Chinese casting company that is supplying them internally. Additional BMTS turbo plants are coming online in Mexico this year and in China next year.
“The Chinese car market is of vital importance for Volkswagen's e-offensive,” Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess says. “We want to expand our leadership role through local partnerships and increased R&D work in the country.”
Audi reportedly developed the defeat devices to provide models using its turbocharged 3.0L engine with lower emissions readings during government-mandated tests on rolling roads under controlled conditions than actual results on public roads.