• All Citroën passenger cars powered by the brand’s advanced BlueHDi diesel engines* are now compliant with the more stringent ‘Real Driving Emissions Step 2’ (RDE2) emissions standard, effective from Wednesday 19 February 2020.
  • Full compliance from Citroën comes well ahead of the January 2021 industry deadline for all new vehicle registrations.
  • Citroën’s early adoption of the RDE2 standard results in a 4% reduction in Benefit in Kind taxation (BIK) and lower Vehicle Excise Duty (VED), resulting in reduced costs for customers taking delivery from 19 February 2020.
  • Changes will result in reduced Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) on a number of the brands most popular models, including C3, C3 Aircross Compact SUV, C4 Cactus Hatch, C5 Aircross SUV and Grand C4 SpaceTourer.
  • See Carblue for full details of Citroen AdBlue for vehicles manufactured post 2015.

From Wednesday 19 February 2020, the whole of the Citroën passenger car range with BlueHDi diesel engines* will comply with the latest ‘Real Driving Emissions Step 2’ standard (officially referred to as Euro 6D). The Euro 6D standard means that emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), in real world driving conditions, are permitted to be a maximum of 1.43 times the laboratory limit of 80mg/km.

This development, well in advance of the official January 2021 deadline for existing vehicles on sale, will result in customers taking delivery of new Citroën passenger cars from 19 February benefitting from reduced Total Cost of Ownership. Citroën BlueHDi diesel models now benefit from a 4% reduction to the Benefit in Kind (BIK) taxation rate imposed on company car drivers, whilst private buyers will enjoy lowered Vehicle Excise Duty (and consequently a reduction to On The Road prices).

Models positively affected by the re-homologation are C3, C3 Aircross Compact SUV, C4 Cactus Hatch, C5 Aircross SUV and the Citroën MPV range, including Berlingo (5 and 7-seats), Grand C4 SpaceTourer (7-seats) and SpaceTourer (6, 7 and 8-seats).

An example of the BIK savings for company car drivers: an RDE2 compliant C5 Aircross SUV in popular ‘Flair’ trim fitted with the BlueHDi 130 EAT8 Auto S&S (stop and start) engine and gearbox would attract savings of £19 and £39 per month for 20% and 40% taxpayers respectively.

Selected Examples P11D Value 20% Tax Payer
Saving Per Month
40% Tax Payer
Saving Per Month
C3 Flair Plus BlueHDi 100 Manual S&S £20,180 £13 £27
C3 Aircross SUV Flair BlueHDi 100 Manual S&S £21,385 £14 £29
C4 Cactus Flair BlueHDi 100 Manual S&S £22,355 £15 £30
C5 Aircross SUV Flair BlueHDi 130 EAT8 S&S £29,030 £19 £39
Grand C4 SpaceTourer Flair Plus BlueHDi 130 EAT8 S&S £33,535 £22 £45
Berlingo Flair XTR M 1.5L BlueHDi 130 EAT8 S&S £26,585 £18 £35
SpaceTourer Flair M 2.0L BlueHDi 180 EAT8 S&S £43,675 £29 £58
Based on 2019/20 BIK Rates

For more information on Citroën BlueHDi technology, please visit:https://www.citroen.co.uk/about-citroen/technology/citroen-bluehdi-engines

*Some current, existing stock vehicles may not be RDE2 compliant, customers should check with their retailer for status.