Help! ULEZ issue -TfL not holding data for the car

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    Hi all,

    I live in North London and will require a ULEZ exempt car by October this year. I was about to purchase a 2013 (Oct 63 reg) 530d touring. Problem is TfL (using the Tfl ULEZ checker) can't find any emissions details for the plate in question which is genuine. I went through similar cars in Autotrader for that year and it seems anything on a 13 plate is not ULEZ complaint but 63 plates are. I can see from reports that there was a minor facelift that year with engines showing lower Co2 ratings etc but how do I get this information confirmed? Do I have to get a Certifcate of Conformity from BMW? Havent bought the car yet but can't risk it without some kind of proof. Any suggestions. Thanks.
     
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    not 100% sure on the ULEZ but from what l understand it is all about Euro 6 diesel complaint engine
    l had a 2015 530D and that was euro 6 compliant but BMW were ahead of the game rolling out the euro 6 which was required by law for all cars built after September 2015 but not sure what the dates were that BMW started fitting the euro 6 engine to the F11

    the minor facelift you mention is what BMW call the F11 5 Series Touring LCI. now you need to find was this the date when they started fitting the euro 6 complaint engine

    l think the crucial thing here is the LCI so a late 2013 car (63 plate) pre LCI will have the older Euro 5 complaint diesel engine which is not ULEZ compliant and at some time in early 2014 the LCI cars also on a 63 plate until march 2014 were launched and they have the new Euro 6 compliant engine

    so there wll be some 63 plate cars that are ULEZ exempt and some that are not so l guess the car you are looking at has the euro 5 engine and is not ULEZ complaint
     
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    Thank you very much, that's really helpful. The thing is, the HPI type reports I've got all indicate it's a Euro 6. Even the V5C says Euro 6 but TfL also want a certificate of Conformity as well as the V5C. Wht a hassle! I'll have to keep digging...or find another model.
     
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    OK, so I tried BMW's warranty site and noted that the car in question was in fact a 2013 LCI model. I then went to the TfL site and tried to register the car - this time it came up with the message that the car didn't need to be registered as it did not attract a ULEZ charge. Result!
     
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    that is good to hear glad you got the answer that you want (y)(y)

    l am sure you wll enjoy the 530D it is a great engine and with the eight speed auto box it was a pleasure to own and drive
     
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    Sounds like a good result, compliant and a decent car.
     
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    A big thanks to mach one - I've been away from BMW for 10 years after my 535d was stolen in 2011 but having test driven a few again in the last few weeks I know what I've been missing! Thanks again.
     
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    welcome back to the BMW brand and welcome to the forum. lots of useful info available here and a bit of banter as well so if/when you get the car hang around

    and before anybody else jumps in we like pictures on delivery day :rofll::rofll:

    :nopictures:
     
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    Thanks, I'll certainly post pics.
     
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