Euro 6 diesel cars list: compliant ULEZ-exempt cars

After a used diesel but need to be sure it won’t mean you get charged in low-emission zones? Here’s our list of Euro 6-compliant cars

BuyaCar team
Jan 25, 2022

Every new car built since September 2015 must meet the Euro 6 emission standard, and that includes diesel-engined cars. So if you're looking for a diesel car that's going to comply with the London ULEZ restrictions (or any other low-emission zone in the UK) you'll need a diesel car that meets the Euro 6 standard.

Diesel cars are the best when it comes to long-distance fuel economy, and drivers who spend hours travelling along British motorways a covering hundreds of miles a week are still drawn to their fuel efficiency.

But in recent years diesel cars have come under scrutiny for their harmful exhaust emissions and they are now considered to be worse pollutants than petrol alternatives. As a result the government has increased taxes on diesel cars alongside implementing new emissions restrictions to try and deter their use in city centres.

If you drive a diesel car, then, you might well be keen to try and avoid the daily £12.50 ULEZ charge for driving a non-Euro 6 car in central London, but still make the most of your diesel fuel economy whenever you leave town.

This is easy enough to do. All you need is a diesel car that was built after the Euro 6 rules were put into place in September 2015.

  • Virtually all new cars registered since September 2015 have been Euro 6-compliant
  • Click below to search for all diesel cars that meet Euro 6 regulations

It's worth noting that some Euro 6-compliant cars were sold before September 2015. These older cars will also be exempt from low emission zone charges, but their greater age means they also should be cheaper to buy than more recent models, which makes them a great value choice if you're keen to costs as low as possible.

Scroll down for a full list of cars that have long been Euro 6-compliant, or click on a manufacturer below to jump straight to their Euro 6 diesel models.

Early Euro 6 diesel cars: manufacturer list

Early Euro 6 diesel cars list

Because almost all new cars registered from 2015 have had to meet the stringent criteria set out by the Euro 6 emissions standard, the vast majority of the cars for sale on BuyaCar are compliant. There remains a handful of Euro 5 cars, so we've put together this comprehensive list of Euro 6 diesel cars from some of the most popular manufacturers.

Audi Euro 6-compliant diesel cars

Drivers after a Euro 6-compliant diesel engine can take their pick from small and practical hatchbacks, more comfortable saloons, and high-riding crossovers and SUVs.

Versions of both 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre engines met the Euro 6 standard from as early as September 2013.

Audi A1

Used deals from £10,649
Monthly finance from £180*

Audi A3

Used deals from £10,850
Monthly finance from £205*

Audi A4

Used deals from £12,999
Monthly finance from £245*

Audi A5 Cabriolet front three quarters view

Audi A5

Used deals from £17,000
Monthly finance from £264*

Audi A6

Used deals from £14,189
Monthly finance from £261*

Audi A7

Used deals from £20,490
Monthly finance from £375*

Audi A8

Used deals from £31,980
Monthly finance from £488*

Audi Q2

Used deals from £16,800
Monthly finance from £248*

Audi Q3

Used deals from £16,500
Monthly finance from £267*

Audi Q5

Used deals from £20,599
Monthly finance from £325*

Audi Q7

Used deals Limited stock

Audi Q8

Used deals Limited stock

Audi TTS Coupe front three quarters view

Audi TT

Used deals from £16,500
Monthly finance from £267*

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BMW Euro 6-compliant diesel cars

BMW models dating as far back as January 2012 may meet the Euro 6 diesel standard. First to arrive were 1 Series, 3 Series and 5 Series models in 2012, with a wide variety of other models joining the fray over 2013 and 2014.

Surprisingly, it's not just 2.0-litre models that met the standard early but versions fitted with large and powerful 3.0-litre, six-cylinder diesel engines. Similarly, some versions of large BMWs - including the hefty X5 SUV - as well as smaller models meet the standard, giving plenty of choice.

*Early cars must have been fitted with the optional BluePerformance pack to be Euro 6 compliant

BMW 1 Series

Used deals Limited stock

BMW 2 Series

Used deals Limited stock

BMW 3 Series

Used deals from £12,489
Monthly finance from £235*

BMW 4 Series

Used deals Limited stock

BMW 5 Series

Used deals Limited stock

BMW 6 Series

Used deals Limited stock

BMW 7 Series

Used deals from £25,950
Monthly finance from £434*

BMW 8 Series

Used deals Limited stock

BMW X1

Used deals from £15,399
Monthly finance from £271*

BMW X2

Used deals from £22,999
Monthly finance from £354*

BMW X3

Used deals from £19,799
Monthly finance from £362*

BMW X4

Used deals from £19,995
Monthly finance from £386*

BMW X5

Used deals from £25,949
Monthly finance from £473*

BMW X6

Used deals from £29,000
Monthly finance from £480*

BMW X7

Used deals Limited stock

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Citroen Euro 6-compliant diesel cars

You have a pretty wide choice of cars if you're looking for a Euro 6 diesel compliant Citroen. The Citroen C4 Picasso was the first to cut the mustard in 2013, quickly followed by the Grand C4 Picasso and C4 Cactus a year later.

The diesel engines themselves are nothing particularly to write home about, but there is good fuel economy to be had from the BlueHDi 100 engine found in most of the range. 

Citroen C3

Used deals Limited stock

Citroen C3 Aircross

Used deals Limited stock

Citroen C4

Used deals Limited stock

Citroen C5 Aircross

Used deals Limited stock

Citroen C4 Picasso/SpaceTourer

Used deals from £8,199
Monthly finance from £159*

Citroen Grand C4 Picasso/SpaceTourer

Used deals from £9,790
Monthly finance from £196*

Citroen Berlingo

Used deals Limited stock

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Mazda Euro 6-compliant diesel cars

Mazda was another early adopter of the Euro 6 diesel standards. The CX-5 was compliant as of 2012, with the 6 following in 2013.

The 2.2-litre Skyactiv-D engine is powerful enough, with the Mazda 6 and CX-5 being available with an uprated 175hp version.

Mazda 6

Used deals Limited stock

Mazda CX-3

Used deals Limited stock

Mazda CX-5

Used deals Limited stock

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Mercedes Euro 6-compliant diesel cars

Adding yet more choice to this list is Mercedes with a wide-reaching cataglogue of models all complying with Euro 6 diesel standards.

Largely thanks to the fact Mercedes made good use of the same 2.1-litre diesel throughout the cars available on this list before a newer 2.0-litre version replaced it. Tuned to between 130 and over 200hp, it's proven to be a very versatile engine that above all else keeps those exhaust emissions under control.

Whether it's in the small A-Class hatchback or the luxurious E-Class saloon, it'll do the job for you.

Mercedes A-Class

Used deals Limited stock

Mercedes B-Class

Used deals Limited stock

Mercedes CLA

Used deals from £15,800
Monthly finance from £183*

Mercedes C-Class

Used deals from £13,490
Monthly finance from £242*

Mercedes E-Class

Used deals from £14,100
Monthly finance from £259*

Mercedes CLS

Used deals Limited stock

Mercedes S-Class

Used deals Limited stock

Mercedes GLA

Used deals from £16,291
Monthly finance from £255*

Mercedes GLB

Used deals Limited stock

Mercedes GLC

Used deals from £23,842
Monthly finance from £346*

Mercedes GLE

Used deals from £29,100
Monthly finance from £363*

Mercedes GLS

Used deals from £41,550
Monthly finance from £635*

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Mini Euro 6-compliant diesel cars

The Mini Hatchback was the first compliant model back in 2014, but others have followed suit. The engine in question was available with either the Cooper D or One D variants, but in both cases was overshadowed by the much more enjoyable petrol version.

Mini Hatchback

Used deals from £8,499
Monthly finance from £154*

Mini Clubman

Used deals Limited stock

Mini Countryman

Used deals Limited stock

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Peugeot Euro 6-compliant diesel cars

Peugeot introduced two diesel options in 2014 that both met the Euro 6 diesel standards. The 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre BlueHDi units that were put into the Peugeot 308 and 308 SW were capable and satisfying engines, the larger was also used in the 508 and 508 SW later that year too.

Although there were better alternatives out there at the time, these two were capable as family cars and the SW estate models were especially roomy.

Peugeot 208

Used deals Limited stock

Peugeot 308

Used deals from £7,995
Monthly finance from £155*

Peugeot 508

Used deals from £14,995
Monthly finance from £275*

Peugeot 2008

Used deals Limited stock

Peugeot 3008

Used deals Limited stock

Peugeot 5008

Used deals Limited stock

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Vauxhall Euro 6-compliant diesel cars

It was a similar story at Vauxhall too, as it beat Peugeot to the post with a 1.6-litre Euro 6 compliant diesel that first appeared in the Zafira back in 2013. It was also dropped into the Meriva a few months later before making one final appearance in the 2014 Astra, although it was downrated by 20hp or so.

With hatchback and MPV drivers catered for here, Vauxhall covered off a good portion of the market, although SUV sales would boom at this point, and cause the maker serious problems down the line.

Vauxhall Corsa front three quarters view

Vauxhall Corsa

Used deals Limited stock

Vauxhall Astra

Used deals Limited stock

Vauxhall Insignia

Used deals from £9,198
Monthly finance from £174*

Vauxhall Crossland X

Used deals from £10,350
Monthly finance from £170*

Vauxhall Mokka X front

Vauxhall Mokka X

Used deals from £10,706
Monthly finance from £201*

Vauxhall Grandland X

Vauxhall Grandland X

Used deals Limited stock

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Volkswagen Euro 6-compliant diesel cars

Volkswagen released just one Euro 6 compliant engine back in 2013 that was used in the VW Golf. A 2.0-litre unit was useful enough, although it hardly held a match to the much more popular petrol offerings of the time.

Since then, almost every Volkswagen has been available with a multitude of diesel engines, so there should be plenty of choice.

Volkswagen Polo

Used deals Limited stock

Volkswagen Golf

Used deals Limited stock

Volkswagen Scirocco

Used deals from £13,124
Monthly finance from £217*

Volkswagen Passat

Used deals from £11,500
Monthly finance from £217*

Volkswagen Arteon

Used deals from £20,739
Monthly finance from £292*

Volkswagen Touran front

Volkswagen Touran

Used deals Limited stock

Volkswagen T-Roc front view

Volkswagen T-Roc

Used deals from £18,000
Monthly finance from £259*

Volkswagen Tiguan

Used deals Limited stock

Volkswagen Touareg

Used deals from £18,899
Monthly finance from £365*

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Volvo Euro 6-compliant diesel cars

We may well be saving the best until last here though, as Volvo unveiled it's rather excellent D4 engine back in September 2014. Volvo clearly saw its potential, as it proceeded to drop it into virtually every model it was making at the time, from the compact V40 through to the bulky (now discontinued) XC70.

This means you can be pretty confident buying a Volvo from this period that it will be Euro 6 diesel compliant, aside from the fact it will also be pretty enjoyable to drive too.

Volvo V60

Used deals Limited stock

Volvo S90

Used deals Limited stock

Volvo V90

Used deals Limited stock

Volvo XC40 front three quarters view

Volvo XC40

Used deals from £22,680
Monthly finance from £303*

Volvo XC60

Used deals from £16,995
Monthly finance from £300*

Volvo XC90

Used deals from £28,495
Monthly finance from £438*

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*Representative PCP finance - Ford Fiesta:

48 monthly payments of £192
Deposit: £0
Mileage limit: 8,000 per year
Optional final payment to buy car: £2,923
Total amount payable to buy car: £11,926
Total cost of credit: £2,426
Amount borrowed: £9,500
APR: 9.9%

BuyaCar is a credit broker, not a lender. Our rates start from 6.9% APR. The rate you are offered will depend on your individual circumstances.

 

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