MINI Car Tax

Be nippy about your new MINI

Two certainties in life: taxes go up and MINIs are lovely. Starting on 1st April 2017, car tax changes could try and spoil some of your MINI fun. But buy a new MINI before the car tax April 2017 rules take effect and you could be saving money all the time you’re driving your new MINI. To buy now, just pop in to your local Spire centre, take a look at the new MINI range and we’ll talk you through the car tax changes and how they might affect you and your new MINI. For full information about the Vehicle Exercise Change, visit the official Government Website.

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Vehicle Excise Duty, VED or more commonly car tax revenues have been dropping. In part, this is thanks to MINI and its increasingly efficient engines and big reductions MINI has made over the years in those CO2 emissions. All the details of just how much you’ll have to pay in future are given below, but the main thing to remember is that your current MINI and any new MINI you buy before 1st April won’t be affected by these new car tax rules. Also, in general, the lower the CO2 emissions, the less you’ll have to pay. That means it’s time to get a wriggle on, get along to your local Spire showroom and get the new MINI you’ve been thinking about before 1st April.

First year road tax after 1st April 2017

CO2 emissions (g/km) Petrol (TC48) and diesel cars (TC49) Alternative fuel cars (TC59)
0 £0 £0
1 - 50 £10 £0
51 75 £25 £15
76 - 90 £100 £90
91 - 100 £120 £110
101 - 110 £140 £130
111 - 130 £160 £150
131 - 150 £200 £190
151 - 170 £500 £490
171 - 190 £800 £790
191 - 225 £1,200 £1,190
226 - 255 £1,700 £1,690
Over 255 £2,000 £1,990


After the first year, you will then pay:

Electric vehicle Alternative fuel Petrol or diesel
£0 £130 £140


New vehicles that cost more than £40,000

If you purchase a new vehicle after 1st April 2017 with a list price (the published price before any discounts) of more than £40,000, you’ll pay the rate based on CO2 emissions. After the first 12 months, you’ll pay a rate based on the fuel the vehicle uses and an additional rate of £310 a year for the next 5 years.

Fuel type Standard annual rate Additional rate Total annual payment
Electric £0 £310 £310
Alternative £130 £310 £440
Petrol or diesel £140 £310 £450

After 5 years, you’ll then pay the standard annual road tax rate.


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Buy your new MINI now and beat the car tax changes

To find out more about the car tax changes from 1st April and all about the latest MINIs, please call us or send us a new MINI car tax enquiry