It's most crucial to beat the new car tax deadline if you're considering a car that has higher CO2 emissions or costs over £40,000. In the first year, you will pay substantially more than you currently would if your car emits more than 150g/km CO2. This could affect many Audi models, including Audi S and RS models and many SUVs in the Audi Q range. For Audis costing over £40,000, the tax rate is no different in the first year, but thereafter you will pay a five year supplementary charge of £310 for five years.
These changes are all due to the way manufacturers like Audi have been so successful in reducing vehicle emissions. With more cars than ever costing very little to tax under the current system, the government has had to make revisions to redress this shortfall in income. However, you can still beat the government's new tax regime by buying your new Audi before 1st April 2017. For more information, take a look at the tables below. Or pop in to your local M25 Audi dealership and have a chat with our helpful and knowledgeable sales team, who will be happy to give you all the information you need about how specific Audi models are affected by these car tax changes. For full details, visit the gov.uk website.
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 pay:
Electric vehicle Alternative fuel Petrol or diesel £0 £130 £140
New vehicles over £40,000:
For vehicles with a list price of more than £40,000 (including options added and before any discounts), you'll pay the standard CO2 emissions-based rate for the first year. After that, you'll pay the standard amount, plus an additional yearly rate of £310 for the next five 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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