BMW UK introduces a diesel trade-in incentive

BMW has stolen a march on its rivals by launching an incentive scheme that targets older 'dirty' diesels in the UK.

The company is now offering an additional £2,000 Lower Emissions Allowance when a diesel-powered car that's Euro 4 compliant (or worse) is taken in part-exchange against a new BMW or Mini.

Mini Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 (2017) Front Side
BMW and Mini will be hoping that their plug-in hybrid
registrations benefit from the Lower Emissions Allowance.

Naturally, there are various terms and conditions connected with the deal. For starters, the vehicle being traded in – which can be from any manufacturer, incidentally – has to have been owned for at least twelve months.

Customers will receive a “suitable average price” for their current car, which won't automatically be scrapped afterwards. Critics could therefore argue that the extra discount is intended primarily to increase sales volumes, rather than improve the environment.

The BMW or Mini being bought has to emit 130 g/km or less of CO2, according to the NEDC measure.

As well as hybrids such as the 225xe Active Tourer and 330e Saloon, eligible models include the petrol-fuelled 218i Gran Tourer, 320i Saloon, 318i Touring and 520i Saloon. In other words, there's no need to choose another diesel.

BMW's Lower Emissions Allowance is going to be available until the end of 2017.

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