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ModelMPGCO2VED BandTax

520i 4d (96)

31 mpg

215 g/km

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520i 4d Auto (96)

28 mpg

237 g/km

-

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520i 4d (00)

31 mpg

213 g/km

K

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520i 4d Auto (00)

28 mpg

237 g/km

K

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523i 4d

30 mpg

225 g/km

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523i 4d Auto

27 mpg

245 g/km

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525i 4d

30 mpg

225 g/km

K

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525i 4d Auto

27 mpg

247 g/km

K

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535i 4d (96)

24 mpg

279 g/km

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535i 4d Auto (96)

24 mpg

282 g/km

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535i 4d (00)

23 mpg

283 g/km

K

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535i 4d Auto (00)

23 mpg

286 g/km

K

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540i 4d (96)

23 mpg

292 g/km

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540i 4d Auto (96)

23 mpg

292 g/km

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540i 4d (00)

23 mpg

295 g/km

K

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540i 4d Auto (00)

23 mpg

295 g/km

K

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525d 4d

42 mpg

179 g/km

I

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525d 4d Auto

34 mpg

216 g/km

K

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525 tds 4d

37 mpg

201 g/km

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525 tds 4d Auto

32 mpg

231 g/km

-

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ES SE

ModelMPGCO2VED BandTax

520iES SE 4d

31 mpg

213 g/km

K

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520iES SE 4d Auto

28 mpg

237 g/km

K

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ES

ModelMPGCO2VED BandTax

520iES 4d

31 mpg

213 g/km

K

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520iES 4d Auto

28 mpg

237 g/km

K

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525d ES 4d

42 mpg

179 g/km

I

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525d ES 4d Auto

34 mpg

216 g/km

K

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525d ES SE 4d

42 mpg

179 g/km

I

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525d ES SE 4d Auto

34 mpg

216 g/km

K

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SE

ModelMPGCO2VED BandTax

520i SE 4d (96)

31 mpg

215 g/km

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520i SE 4d Auto (96)

28 mpg

237 g/km

-

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520i SE 4d (00)

31 mpg

213 g/km

K

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520i SE 4d Auto (00)

28 mpg

237 g/km

K

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523i SE 4d

30 mpg

225 g/km

-

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523i SE 4d Auto

27 mpg

247 g/km

-

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525i SE 4d

30 mpg

225 g/km

K

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525i SE 4d Auto

27 mpg

247 g/km

K

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528i SE 4d

29 mpg

228 g/km

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528i SE 4d Auto

26 mpg

252 g/km

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530i SE 4d

29 mpg

229 g/km

K

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530i SE 4d Auto

26 mpg

257 g/km

K

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525d SE 4d

42 mpg

179 g/km

I

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525d SE 4d Auto

34 mpg

216 g/km

K

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525 tds SE 4d

37 mpg

201 g/km

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525 tds SE 4d Auto

32 mpg

231 g/km

-

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530d SE (184bhp) 4d

39 mpg

189 g/km

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530d SE (184bhp) 4d Auto

34 mpg

221 g/km

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530d SE (193bhp) 4d

39 mpg

189 g/km

J

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530d SE (193bhp) 4d Auto

34 mpg

221 g/km

K

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Sport

ModelMPGCO2VED BandTax

520i Sport 4d

31 mpg

213 g/km

K

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520i Sport 4d Auto

28 mpg

237 g/km

K

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525i Sport 4d

30 mpg

225 g/km

K

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525i Sport 4d Auto

27 mpg

247 g/km

K

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528i Sport 4d

29 mpg

228 g/km

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528i Sport 4d Auto

26 mpg

252 g/km

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530i Sport 4d

29 mpg

229 g/km

K

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530i Sport 4d Auto

26 mpg

257 g/km

K

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535i Sport 4d (99)

24 mpg

279 g/km

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535i Sport 4d Auto (99)

24 mpg

282 g/km

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535i Sport 4d (00)

23 mpg

283 g/km

K

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535i Sport 4d Auto (00)

23 mpg

286 g/km

K

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540i Sport 4d (00)

23 mpg

292 g/km

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540i Sport 4d Auto (00)

23 mpg

292 g/km

-

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540i Sport 4d (01)

23 mpg

295 g/km

K

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540i Sport 4d Auto (01)

23 mpg

295 g/km

K

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525d Sport 4d

42 mpg

179 g/km

I

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525d Sport 4d Auto

34 mpg

216 g/km

K

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530d Sport 4d

39 mpg

189 g/km

J

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530d Sport 4d Auto

34 mpg

221 g/km

K

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Avus Blue Edition

ModelMPGCO2VED BandTax

525d Sport Avus Blue Edition 4d

42 mpg

179 g/km

I

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525d Sport Avus Blue Edition 4d Auto

34 mpg

216 g/km

K

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Sport Avus Blue Edition

ModelMPGCO2VED BandTax

520i Sport Avus Blue Edition 4d

31 mpg

216 g/km

K

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Protection

ModelMPGCO2VED BandTax

540i Protection 4d Auto (98)

23 mpg

292 g/km

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540i Protection 4d Auto (00)

23 mpg

295 g/km

K

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Sport Aegean Blue Edition

ModelMPGCO2VED BandTax

530d Sport Aegean Blue Edition 4d Auto

34 mpg

221 g/km

K

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Aegean Blue Edition

ModelMPGCO2VED BandTax

530i Sport Aegean Blue Edition 4d Auto

26 mpg

257 g/km

K

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Midnight Blue Edition

ModelMPGCO2VED BandTax

525i SE Midnight Blue Edition 4d Auto

27 mpg

247 g/km

K

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530i SE Midnight Blue Edition 4d Auto

26 mpg

257 g/km

K

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Champagne Edition

ModelMPGCO2VED BandTax

530i Sport Champagne Edition 4d Auto

26 mpg

257 g/km

K

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530i Sport Champagne II Edition 4d Auto

26 mpg

257 g/km

K

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M5

ModelMPGCO2VED BandTax

M5 4d

19 mpg

346 g/km

K

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All you need to know about VED

VED stands for vehicle exercise duty or road tax. Any car used on the road is required by law to display a tax disc. Buying a new car also requires the purchase of a road tax disc which is more commonly known as First Year tax or Showroom tax, whereas with a used car it is VED or road tax. A tax disc must be renewed annually or every six months.

From 1st March 2001 the annual car tax (VED) rates are determined by a car's CO2 emissions and type of fuel used. This information can be found on the car's log book or V5 document. If your car was registered before the 1st of March 2001 then the road tax is based only on the engine size, with one rate for the engine sizes up to and including 1549cc and one for engines over 1549cc. This info can also be found on the log book.