Mercedes announces UK diesel trade-in incentive scheme

Mercedes is offering Euro 1 to 4 diesel owners up to £2,000 off a new car until the end of the year

Mercedes badge

Mercedes has announced a diesel trade-in scheme for UK customers, offering £2,000 off new Euro 6 compliant diesel cars for owners of older Euro 1 to 4 models when they trade in their vehicles. The scheme will be available until the 31st December 2017, and is a similar move to the one recently revealed by BMW

Mercedes announces £195m voluntary software tweak for 3 million diesel engines

As the trade-in offer is open to any Euro 1 to 4 diesel car, most pre-2005 diesels are covered, as long as the owner trading it in has owned it for at least 6 months and it complies with the correct standards.

Mild and plug-in hybrid cars are eligibile for the £2,000 subsidy alongside any existing government grants. For conventionally powered cars, only new Euro 6 diesel cars are offered with the saving, though. Mercedes sees clean diesel engines as a key part of its immediate future, and has promised rapid rollout of a new modular diesel engine family in response to questions over diesel emissions. 

Smart Electric Drive models are also available with cash off, though the bonus is smaller at £1,000.

On top of the diesel scheme bonus, customers will be offered compensation for Euro 1 to 3 cars, which will be scrapped when traded after having its value assessed by the retailer. Euro 4 diesel owners will recieve a straight trade-in price. 

Alongside Mercedes and BMW, the Volkswagen Group is expected to announce a similar scheme for older diesel cars in the coming weeks. 

What do you make of Mercedes' offer to older diesel owners? Tell us in the comments...

Recommended

New 435mile 2021 Mercedes EQS electric flagship to stand out next to new S-Class
Mercedes EQS

New 435mile 2021 Mercedes EQS electric flagship to stand out next to new S-Class

A totally different look and a different customer base is in mind for the electric Mercedes EQS
2 Sep 2020
New 986bhp F1-engined Mercedes-AMG One hypercar hits the track
Mercedes

New 986bhp F1-engined Mercedes-AMG One hypercar hits the track

Outrageous Mercedes-AMG One flagship gets rolling at speed ahead of its full debut later this year
19 Aug 2020
Mercedes me smartphone companion apps updated for 2020
Mercedes

Mercedes me smartphone companion apps updated for 2020

All three Mercedes me apps now just need one login, and all three get a new look too
4 Aug 2020
New 2022 Mercedes EQE SUV set to arrive with up to 430 miles of range
Mercedes

New 2022 Mercedes EQE SUV set to arrive with up to 430 miles of range

The all-electric Mercedes EQE SUV will feature a wide range of battery options, and our exclusive image previews how it could look
31 Jul 2020

Most Popular

Energy firms want the right to switch off electric cars charging at home
Electric cars

Energy firms want the right to switch off electric cars charging at home

New powers being sought to allow energy providers to turn off high-drain devices to manage electricity network
18 Sep 2020
Audi A3 vs Mercedes A-Class
Car group tests

Audi A3 vs Mercedes A-Class

The Audi A3 and Mercedes A-Class are strong competitors in the premium hatchback market - we find out which is best
19 Sep 2020
New Rolls-Royce Ghost 2020 review
Rolls-Royce Ghost

New Rolls-Royce Ghost 2020 review

The all-new luxury Rolls-Royce Ghost saloon brings new levels of refinement
18 Sep 2020