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Mercedes-Benz have introduced their diesel changeover bonus scheme, meaning you could get up to £7,000 for your old car. Regardless of the brand, Mercedes-Benz extend this offer to all customers who own a EU1-EU4 (Euro 1 - Euro 4) diesel car, giving them the opportunity to 'trade-in' for a new Mercedes-Benz car, before 31st December 2017. 

The £7,000 bonus can be used towards the payment of any of any new Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-AMG and smart petrol models.

So, what is Euro 1 - Euro 4 and how can you know if your vehicle is eligible for the trade-in?

The EU-wide standard emissions regulations started in 1992 with Euro 1, and since then there has been a series of Euro emission standards passed from 1-6. The current standard is Euro 6, introduced in September 2014, which was established to manufacture the cleanest vehicles ever - mostly electric.

There is quite a difference between petrol and diesel cars, as diesel produces more particular matter (soot). As reported by the EU, vehicles have a considerable contribution to the quality of air in Europe. By going electric, we can assure that these harmful emissions are reduced dramatically, cleaning the air and keeping us safe.

If you have a diesel car made between 1992 and 2010, it may meet the Euro 1-4 standards and could be eligible for a trade-in bonus.

The table below show the date in which the new Euro standards came into effect, check when your car was registered and see if it falls into the bracket of EURO1-4:

Emissions standard

Applied to new passenger car approvals from

Applied to all new registrations from

Euro 1

01-Jul-92

31-Dec-92

Euro 2

01-Jan-96

01-Jan-97

Euro 3

01-Jan-00

01-Jan-01

Euro 4

01-Jan-05

01-Jan-06

Euro 5

01-Sep-09

01-Jan-11

Euro 6

01-Sep-14

01-Sep-15

Diesel Changeover Bonus Offers

  • Check your cars documentation.
  • You can check your cars model and date of first registration online with the Vehicle Certification Agency.


Alternatively, you can speak to one of our Stratstone Mercedes-Benz dealers, who will happily talk you through the process and help you check your cars Euro Emissions Standards.

Browse our range of new efficient Mercedes-Benz cars online.

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