BMW is offering a £2,000 incentive to encourage customers to swap their dirty diesels for low emissions vehicles.

Through the Lower Emissions Allowance scheme, anyone who trades in their Euro 4 or older diesel car will be given an additional £2,000 off a new BMW with CO2 emissions of 130g/km or less.

BMW says the scheme is open to vehicles of any brand, meaning most diesel cars registered before September 2009 will be eligible for the offer. Rather than being a straight-up £2,000 for their old car, as per the Government’s scrappage scheme of 2009, the German manufacturer will offer a “suitable average price for their existing car" on top of the £2,000 saving.

The only requirement – along with being a Euro 4 or older diesel – is the car must have been in the same name for 12 months and is registered to the same name and address as the new vehicle. The offer is initially open until 31 December 2017.

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While BMW is encouraging customers to look at its ultra-low emission vehicles such as the electric BMW i3 and plug-in hybrids such as the 330e, it will also be open to efficient diesel models such as the BMW 320d. It’s in addition to other dealer offers and Government incentives, too.

“BMW offers the widest range of low emission vehicles of any manufacturer,” said BMW UK’s CEO, Graeme Grieve.

“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.”

Source: BMW