BMW diesel trade-in allowance launches in the UK

BMW has launched a new Lower Emissions Allowance scheme in the UK, providing drivers of older models up to £2,000 off a new greener car.

The scheme follows on from recent news that the BMW Group was set to offer similar discounts across Europe, and includes both BMW and Mini vehicles.

Targeting diesel-powered Euro 4 models and older, the Lower Emissions Allowance will provide an additional £2,000 off the cost of all new BMW and Mini vehicles with CO2 emissions of 130g/km or less.

All of BMW and Mini's plug-in models are included in the allowance, with the discount on top of the existing Government Plug-in Car Grant.

The BMW's i3 and i8, all of the BMW iPerformance models, and the Mini Countryman PHEV will be available with the additional £2,000 allowance, with the scheme launching with immediate effect. It runs initially until 31st December 2017.

For the customer to be eligible, they must trade in a Euro 4 standard diesel-powered model - or older vehicle - of any brand. The replacement car must be either all-electric, plug-in hybrid, or Euro-6 standard model with official CO2 emissions figures of 130 g/km of less.

These requirements apply to more than 80% of the BMW line-up and almost 70% of the Mini range. The allowance is in addition to any dealership offers, as well as government grants.

Drivers trading their car in must have ownbed it for at least 12 months, and the new lower emission vehicle needs to be purchased in the same name and address as the car they are replacing. Click on the links for a list of all eligible BMW and Mini models. Alternatively, click on the buttons below to see available plug-in models, including the unique NGC Rating, emissions information, and comparison tools.


Graeme Grieve, CEO of BMW Group UK, said: "BMW offers the widest range of low emission vehicles of any manufacturer. We were the first premium marque to make a clear commitment to electric mobility and having a range of sustainable mobility options too.

"We know in the early phases that people still need some incentive to make the jump to fully electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles and that is why we are delighted to announce this new allowance. For those who the alternative drivetrains do not suit their lifestyle we still offer allowance qualifying Euro-6 compliant petrol and diesel engine cars that are cleaner than ever."

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Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:10th Aug 2017

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