Under an incentive scheme aimed at encouraging owners to switch to new more eco-friendly models, Mercedes-Benz in Ireland is offering a €2,000 changeover bonus towards the purchase of a new Mercedes-Benz. The offer applies to owners of EU1 to EU4 emissions-standard diesels.
The discount, which is offered irrespective of the make or model the customer currently owns, is available on orders of new Mercedes-Benz diesel or petrol cars powered with EU6 emission-standard engines, as well as new Mercedes-Benz plug-in hybrids. The incentive can be combined with government subsidies applicable to plug-in hybrid vehicles.
Owners of diesel cars with emissions standards EU1 to EU3 will receive additional financial compensation for the disposal of their used vehicle – amount to be determined by an independent body – which must, in turn, be set against the purchase of a new car. Owners of diesel cars with emissions standards EU4 will receive the trade-in price agreed with the dealership in addition to the €2,000 changeover bonus.
Certain conditions apply – the vehicle must have been registered in the customer’s name for at least six months, the order must be placed by 31st December 2017 and the new vehicle must be registered before 31st March 2018.