In recent months, older diesel cars have come under scrutiny from the UK Government (and mainstream press) for the level of harmful emissions that they produce. We wanted to make sure everyone is aware that despite all of this, diesels are still a excellent car choice, here are a few reasons for why we think diesels are still a popular choice.
Euro 6 is the sixth incarnation of the European union directive to reduce harmful pollution’s from vehicle exhausts. The aim of Euro 6 is to reduce levels of harmful car and van exhaust emissions in both petrol and diesel vehicles.
What is the Euro 6 (EU6) efficiency rating?
Euro 6 (EU6) is a piece of European legalisation aimed at reducing exhaust pollutants that impact our quality to make cars more environmentally friendly. The legislation sets restrictions on how much nitrogen oxide (NOx) and hydrocarbon gases may be emitted by a road vehicle.
The new legislation will now see all new cars having to comply with these new rules on emissions. The result will see the levels of harmful emissions such as nitrogen oxide (NOx) carbon monoxide (CO) and particulate matter (PM) reduce significantly, in turn protecting our vulnerable environment.
Not only with the lower emissions that a Euro6 brings there are many other benefits to owning a diesel car
Better fuel economy –
Many modern diesels can achieve upwards of 60 MPG
Lower range –
With better MPG, that also means you can travel further without needing to fill up saving you more money in the long run
Long distance or driving lots of miles –
As well as more MPG and lower range when driving on motorways diesels barely work up a sweat due to lower rev’s. So, as well as saving money, the engine will not be working as hard meaning components should last longer.
With Euro6 diesels the emissions have been lowered, so they are less harmful to the environment, meaning that diesels are still a good vehicle to drive!
Guaranteed to hold its value
We’re looking ahead with our diesels so you needn’t worry about yours holding it’s value. opt for our Personal Contract Purchase (PCP), and we offer you a guaranteed minimum future price – you’ll know exactly what your car is worth in 3 years’ time, then you can decide whether to renew, retain, or return.
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