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Hi, me again ...

I have noticed that as I look at different adverts and running costs, some diesel 2.0tdci are £210 road tax. And some are £155. I appreciate that the actual cost is based on CO2 emissions but what is the discernable difference between the actual cars?

For example there's a 2011 2.0tdci Titanium 160bhp at £155 tax.
And another 2009 2.0tdci for £210.

8s.9t the difference between 'newer' facelifted(?) versions have a lower co2 output?
 

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Hi

Attached page out of current Mondeo sales brochure, CO2 varies considerably main difference because of different drive train. Taxation then depends on expected fuel consumptio.

Peter

p.s. God this new layout is bloody hard work.
 

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It is based solely on emissions Mar 2001 to Mar 2017

The disparity is due to BHPandTrim of the vehicle which would give slightly different results with only 12g/km covering three levels 139 to 151
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It is best to actually check the g/km rate using the vehicles reg number on the DVLA website rather than relying on the advert to be sure before purchase

 

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2013 2L TDCI 140bhp only £30 tax.
 

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Excellent, thank you all.
 

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Just to add to this, sometimes on Autotrader the CO2 is not correct for the car. I had this when I looked at a 59 plate that was advertised in the 139g/km bracket but was actually 156g/km. It looks like late 2010 the engine changed to the lower CO2 output.
Then again in 2012 they released the Business Edition versions which had a CO2 output of 119g/km which makes them only £30 to tax.
 

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Just to add to this, sometimes on Autotrader the CO2 is not correct for the car. I had this when I looked at a 59 plate that was advertised in the 139g/km bracket but was actually 156g/km. It looks like late 2010 the engine changed to the lower CO2 output.
Then again in 2012 they released the Business Edition versions which had a CO2 output of 119g/km which makes them only £30 to tax.
i thnk you have to check the BHP

Mines a 2014 Business edition and it's £155
 

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Thanks for this - I bought a 2011 2.0 TDCI 160bhp; and it is £155 road tax.

I think you are right, in that it is better to type the rg no. in to the gov car checker to get the recorded (correct?) CO2 output....I too was seeing inaccuracies on adverts. Best to check proper like...

I think that it isn't necessarily the "Business Edition" that would affect the tax (as I say, I am Business Edition, but £155); I think the stop/start feature will make a "£155" vehicle in to a "£30" one...as that will lower the CO2 output - I am guessing... My car does not have stop/start....

I think all my questions were very satisfactorily answered though -so thank you.

In summary, it seems the 2011 facelift brought about some engine efficiencies as well as spec efficiencies - spec affecting weight, weight affecting CO2. Bringing things, on the whole, down from £210 to £155...And then, on top of that, stop/start reduced things further to £30.
 
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Mines the 140bhp with no stop/start and its £30 a year. Sometimes it maybe small changes like tyre sizes.

I was reading the MK3 data and going from 16" to 18" wheels/tyres actually caused the car to use more
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Mines the 140bhp with no stop/start and its £30 a year. Sometimes it maybe small changes like tyre sizes.

I was reading the MK3 data and going from 16" to 18" wheels/tyres actually caused the car to use more
fuel.
I wonder if my extra bhp (163) pushes the tax up...and 18" wheels...?
 
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