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Mini Diesel Emission Claims

If you owned or leased a Mini diesel vehicle between 2008-2018, you may be entitled to compensation for being misled about the vehicle's diesel emissions.

This guide provides essential information about the Mini diesel emissions claims and how can assist you in pursuing your claim.

Mini is the latest car manufacturer under investigation regarding their diesel emissions, and UK Mini owners may be entitled to significant compensation.

Ongoing investigations are determining whether Mini utilised software to manipulate emissions tests, and our panel of Mini emission solicitors is at the forefront of helping customers pursue their rightful claims.

If it is found that Mini misled their customers, our panel of Mini diesel solicitors can initiate a claim on your behalf to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Over 100,000 UK Emissions claims have now been settled and paid out in the UK. If found guilty, we firmly believe that Mini owners are entitled to a similar level of emissions compensation.

Find out if you are eligible today by using our free eligibility checker.


What Is The Mini Diesel Emissions Scandal?

The Mini diesel emissions scandal involves allegations that Mini, which is owned by BMW, used "defeat devices" in some of their diesel vehicles. These defeat devices are designed to manipulate emissions during regulatory tests, artificially reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) levels to pass the required standards.

 However, when driven under real-world conditions, these vehicles emit significantly higher levels of toxic NOx gases.

In 2017, BMW was propelled into the public eye when German authorities launched an investigation into the company, along with Daimler (Mercedes-Benz) and The Volkswagen Group. The investigation centred around allegations of collusion and secret workshops aimed at evading diesel emissions limits. In 2019, the three major car manufacturers faced charges for colluding to hinder the implementation of cleaner emissions technology.

Amidst this investigation, BMW's headquarters were raided in 2018 as part of an emissions probe. Subsequently, BMW acknowledged that approximately 11,400 vehicles had unintentionally been equipped with deceptive emissions software.


What Does The Mini Diesel Claim Relate To?

The Mini diesel claim focuses on the belief that Mini misled customers regarding the environmental performance of their diesel vehicles. The vehicles were marketed as being more environmentally friendly with lower NOx emissions. However, tests have revealed that they exceeded the permitted NOx emission limits.

The panel of diesel emissions solicitors at aims to bring forward legal claims for compensation on behalf of individuals who purchased or leased affected Mini diesel vehicles.

The Environmental Impact

Human Health

NOx contributes to various respiratory diseases, cancer, acid rain and smog. Pollution from cars is the biggest contributor to NOx in our air.

Premature Deaths

Air pollution is estimated to cause up to 36,000 premature deaths in the UK each year.

Child Deaths

The WHO estimated that in 2016, 600,000 children died from acute lower respiratory infections caused by polluted air.

Affect on Crops

High levels of nitrogen dioxide are harmful to vegetation - damaging foliage, decreasing growth or reducing crop yields.

Why Should I File My Mini Diesel Claim?

Filing a Mini diesel claim is essential for several reasons:

  1. Compensation: By pursuing a claim, you can seek financial compensation for being misinformed and potentially harmed by the high levels of NOx emissions.
  2. Holding Mini Accountable: If Mini is found guilty, it means they deliberately misled customers for profit, endangering public health and contributing to increased pollution levels.
  3. Diminution of Value: The value of your vehicle may have decreased due to the scandal, and compensation can account for this loss.
  4. Health and Environmental Impact: Increased NOx emissions can have adverse effects on human health, including respiratory diseases and premature death. Filing a claim helps address these concerns and holds Mini responsible for their actions.


What Are Mini Defeat Devices?

Mini defeat devices, also known as "cheat devices," is software installed in diesel vehicles with the intention of tricking regulatory tests. These devices detect when the vehicle is undergoing testing and modify the engine's output to reduce emissions.

As a result, the vehicle appears compliant during the tests. However, in real-world driving conditions, the defeat devices are deactivated, leading to significantly higher emissions than permitted.


Which Mini Models Are Affected By The Diesel Emissions Scandal?

The Mini diesel emissions scandal investigation is still ongoing, and the list of potentially affected models may evolve. However, based on available information, our panel believes affected models include:

  • Diesel Engine
  • Manufactured Between January 2008 – December 2018

Please note that this list is not exhaustive, and additional models may be added as more information becomes available.


How much compensation can I receive for a Mini Emissions Claim?

The compensation amount for a Mini emissions claim can vary depending on several factors, including the specific circumstances of your case. believes that claimants may be entitled to a substantial percentage of the vehicle's value, potentially between 25-75%.

While Mini diesel claims are relatively new in the UK, similar claims against other manufacturers, over £100m has already been paid in compensation for Diesel Emission Claims in the UK.


How Can Help With My Mini Diesel Claim?

The panel of Mini emissions solicitors at specialises in handling Mini diesel claims and can provide expert assistance throughout the claims process. Our legal panel’s services include:

If it is found Mini has acted unlawfully, we believe it is wrong that they have flooded the UK with extra NOx, which is harmful to our health and the environment.

Our experienced legal panel can talk you through your claim, step by step.

  • Work on a No Win, No Fee Basis
  • No upfront payments
  • Talk to you in clear, simple English
  • Fair and competitive legal rates if our panel win your case

The Diesel Mini Claim Is Now Open

Thousands of drivers have already joined the Mini Diesel Emission Claim.

Past and current Diesel Mini owners are both eligible. Each claim could be worth £1000s.

Start your claim today on our dedicated website,


Our legal panel believes diesel vehicles manufactured between 2008-2018 could be eligible.

No, currently only diesel vehicles are eligible.

Deadlines will apply to different manufacturer claims. The Volkswagen claim, for example, is now finished. We recommend getting in touch with our legal panel as soon as possible to avoid missing out. 

This sort of Group Litigation action is unlike usual personal claims. This sort of claim can take months, if not years. The Volkswagen claim finished in 2022 after 4 years of litigation. We hope now that precedent has been set it could be much quicker than this. Our panel will keep you updated throughout the case.

Yes, you can claim for more than one affected vehicle. You will need to complete the enquiry form more than once.

Our legal panel bring their claims on a No Win, No Fee basis. This means there is no upfront cost. If the case is successful, you will pay the panel from the compensation you are awarded. This success fee varies, but can be up to 50%+VAT.

These claims are rather complex because we have to prove the employee has suffered a loss or made payments towards the vehicle. Our panel also need to ensure that the company who the claimant leased the vehicle from is not making a claim for the same vehicle, as we cannot have two claims being brought forward for the same time period and vehicle.

In short, if you can prove you have made a payment towards the company car or have any documents connecting your name to the vehicle reg/VIN, then our legal panel are willing to move forward with it. If you have no evidence they cannot do anything with it unfortunately.

We also encourage Fleet Vehicle owners to contact us directly to see how we can upload bulk vehicles all at once. Please contact

The vehicle in question must have been purchased in England or Wales.

Yes, you are able to claim whether your vehicle was bought new or second hand.

No, and we expect all manufacturers to deny wrongdoing and fight the case. Volkswagen denied wrongdoing and still compensated their customers.

A group litigation order (or GLO) is an order of a court in England and Wales, which permits a number of claims which relate to common issues to be managed collectively. provide comprehensive claim guides and help you connect with expert legal firms across the UK. We have built a legal panel that specialises in various claims, including diesel emissions claims. Once you provide your details we will pass you onto the most appropriate legal panel member, an SRA-regulated law firm, who will then handle the case.

Currently out legal panel are only accepting claims of those who bought their vehicle in England and Wales.

However, if you did buy your vehicle in England and Wales, you can currently live in Scotland and still claim.

Yes, if the vehicle in question meets all other criteria, you are able to claim for mobility vehicles.

No, unfortunately our legal panel do not take on claimants who have signed up with another solicitor.

Yes, over £100m has been claimed by claimants in England and Wales.

We understand that with the rise of fraudulent schemes and scams, many may be sceptical. However, diesel emission claims stem from a real, well-documented scandal that affected millions of car owners worldwide.

These claims have already been paid out in England and Wales, and our legal panel are all fully regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Yes, you have a 14-day cooling off period in which you can cancel your claim. Cancelation after this will be covered in the agreement you are given before you sign up.

You can verify your claim by using our free-to-use emissions claim checker. You can use this here.

Generally speaking, no. Navigating the diesel emission legal processes is intricate, requiring the insights of technical experts to determine the facts. Attempting to file a claim on your own could result in expenses that surpass any potential compensation. Additionally, there is the risk of being responsible for the opposing party's legal fees.

We are happy to provide more information on this point if you require it.

Yes, even if you no longer possess the vehicle, you may still be eligible to make a claim. The basis for the claim is tied to the ownership period when the alleged misconduct occurred. These dates are between 2008-2018.

Yes, you can claim if you bought your car with cash, financed the car, or had the car on lease. Our legal panel will simply require some kind of evidence of ownership between 2008-2018.

Your Vehicle Not Eligible?

We may still be able to help you, even if your vehicle isn't eligible for a diesel emission claim. If you took out car finance for your vehicle, you may be eligible for a Mis-Sold PCP Claim.

If you have had a car finance agreement between 2014-2019 you may be eligible to claim thousands. Visit our sister website to find out more.

The FCA has found that commission was paid on 95% of UK car finance PCP agreements. If you were not informed about this commission or the finance deal wasn’t right for you, you could be owed thousands in mis-sold car finance compensation. 

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