BMW Warns Individual Importers
7 February 2012 - Défi Media Group
Leal and Co., the local representative of German carmaker BMW, issued a statement on Monday to discourage buyers directly import brand vehicles from Europe.
According to Leal and Co., vehicles sold in Europe can not acclimatize to the local diesel. A 50 ppm diesel will be shipped from India March 7, 2012 to power the Mauritian stocks about two weeks later.
But Leal and Co. said in a statement, that this fuel will not be suitable for all who drive BMW European, since 2009, a 10 ppm diesel.
According intersections, there are actually 10 ppm diesel in Europe but it is not available in all countries of the European Union (EU). In addition, 10 ppm diesel vehicles are adapted to 50 ppm without transformation. Indeed, sulfur acts as a lubricant. When the rate is decreased, refineries add a substitute to fulfil this role.
At Leal & Co., explains that this is a warning because there were several instances of vehicles imported from Europe that have experienced problems due to the 50 ppm diesel. Nevertheless, according to the communications department of the company, the majority of vehicles imported individually will not experience problems. However, Leal and Co. prefers to play the card of prevention and denies trying to make some sales by discouraging imports individual.
Note that the 50 ppm diesel to be imported from India in March will not be stored separately but mixed with the other cars due to lack of tanks. The rate of ppm in the fuel thus gradually decrease during the coming months to finally reach 50 ppm. According to the State Trading Corporation (STC), this process does not affect the quality of fuel.