BMW introduce incentives to purchase low-emission cars

BMW 5 Series iPerformance 530ePlug-in Hybrid.
BMW 5 Series iPerformance 530ePlug-in Hybrid.

BMW Ireland has announced a new scheme targeting owners of diesel engine Euro-4 and older cars by offering a Lower Emission Allowance. This latest initiative by BMW offers €2,000 off all BMW and Mini vehicles with emissions of 130g/km or less.

With current campaign offers and available government grants this scheme will enable customers to avail of up to €15,000 off a new Euro-6 BMW and €9,500 off the new Mini Countryman Plug-in Hybrid.

The scheme includes progressive vehicles in the range such as the BMW i3, i8, iPerformance range and the new Mini Countryman E ALL 4 (Plug-in Hybrid) and will start with immediate effect, initially running until December 31, 2017. The allowance offered on vehicles of any brand and will be in addition to any other government or retailer incentives that are currently in place.

To qualify for the Lower Emissions Allowance any prospective customer is encouraged to trade in a diesel-powered Euro-4 standard or older vehicle and their chosen replacement car must be either an all-electric car, such as the BMW i3, a plug-in hybrid or a Euro-6 standard vehicle with CO2 emissions of 130g/km or less (NEDC).

BMW currently has more than 80 per cent of vehicles in the range that record 130g/km or less while Mini has nearly 70 per cent of vehicles in this low emission category.

To ensure fairness for those customers wishing to upgrade to a cleaner, more modern vehicle they will be given a suitable average price for their existing car. This is provided they have owned it for at least 12 months and the new lower emissions vehicle is purchased in the same name and address as the older car they are replacing.

Prospective customers who wish to see what low emission Euro-6 models of BMW or Mini they may wish to trade up for can visit or  There is also a useful tool on the website for customers to check their own car’s Emissions Standard to see if they qualify for this scheme.

For more,  read this week’s Connacht Tribune.