BMW was the big "winner" in the annual National Highway Traffic Safety Administration "awards" to automakers for failing to meet U.S. fuel economy rules, receiving fines totalling $12 million for 2005 violations of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy rules.
Other winners were DaimlerChrysler (mostly for Mercedes), with $8.5 million, Porsche with $6.4 million, Ferrari with $1.5 million, and Volkswagen, with $3.5 million for its light trucks.

In total, NHTSA pocketed $32 million in CAFE fines for 2005.


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