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The "Gas Guzzler Tax" is collected from the public for each new car purchased with fuel economy less than 22.5 miles per gallon (mpg). The Gas Guzzler Tax does not apply to light trucks, only cars. Most of the vehicles on the model year 2011 Gas Guzzler list are high-end performance or luxury cars.

Current Gas Guzzler Tax on New Cars
Graphic showing gas guzzler tax for cars with mileage ratings below 22.5 mpg. For more detailed information, see supporting information below.


 List of Model Year 2011 Cars with Gas Guzzler Taxes
Make Model(s) Size Class Combined
City/Highway Fuel Economy*
Aston Martin DB9 Minicompact Cars 13
Aston Martin DBS Minicompact Cars 13
Aston Martin Rapide Subcompact Cars 15
Aston Martin V12 Vantage Two Seaters 13
Aston Martin V8 Vantage Two Seaters 15
Audi R8/R8 Spyder Two Seaters 15
Audi S5 Subcompact Cars 17
Audi S6 Midsize Cars 16
Bentley Continental Flying Spur Midsize Cars 13
Bentley Continental GTC Subcompact Cars 13
Bentley Continental Supersports/Supersports Convertible Two Seaters 14
Bentley Mulsanne Midsize Cars 13
BMW 550i Gran Turismo Large Cars 18
BMW 750i/Li xDrive Large Cars 17
BMW 750Li Large Cars 17
BMW 760Li Large Cars 15
BMW Alpina B7 SWB/LWB xDrive Large Cars 16
BMW Alpina B7 SWB/LWB Large Cars 17
BMW M3 Sedan/Coupe/Convertible Subcompact Cars 16
Bugatti Veyron Two Seaters 10
Cadillac CTS/CTS Wagon Midsize Cars 16
Cadillac Funeral Coach / Hearse Large Cars 14
Cadillac Limousine Large Cars 14
Chevrolet Corvette Two Seaters 16
Dodge Challenger SRT8 Compact Cars 17
Lamborghini Gallardo Coupe/Spyder Two Seaters 16
Maserati GranTurismo/GranTurismo Convertible Subcompact Cars 15
Maserati Quattroporte Large Cars 14
Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Compact Cars 15
Mercedes-Benz CL600 Compact Cars 14
Mercedes-Benz CL63/CL65 AMG Compact Cars 17
Mercedes-Benz CLS550 Compact Cars 16
Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Midsize Cars 15
Mercedes-Benz S550 4matic Large Cars 17
Mercedes-Benz S600 Large Cars 14
Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Large Cars 14
Mercedes-Benz SL550 Two Seaters 17
Mercedes-Benz SL63/SL65 AMG Two Seaters 14
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Two Seaters 16
Porsche 911 GT3/GT3 RS Two Seaters 16
Rolls-Royce Ghost Large Cars 15
Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe/ Phantom Drophead Coupe Compact Cars 14
Rolls-Royce Phantom/Phantom EWB Large Cars 14

* The tax is based on unadjusted combined fuel economy. The fuel economy shown in this column is the adjusted fuel economy that would appear on the window sticker of the car at the time of purchase.

Source: U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Fuel Economy Guide database


Supporting Information

Current Gas Guzzler Tax on New Cars
New Vehicle Combined City/Highway
Fuel Economy (mpg)
Gas Guzzler Tax
Over 22.5 $0
22.0–22.5 $1,000
21.5–22.0 $1,000
21.0–21.5 $1,300
20.5–21.0 $1,300
20.0–20.5 $1,700
19.5–20.0 $1,700
19.0–19.5 $2,100
18.5–19.0 $2,100
18.0–18.5 $2,600
17.5–18.0 $2,600
17.0–17.5 $3,000
16.5–17.0 $3,000
16.0–16.5 $3,700
15.5–16.0 $3,700
15.0–15.5 $4,500
14.5–15.0 $4,500
14.0–14.5 $5,400
13.5–14.0 $5,400
13.0–13.5 $6,400
12.5–13.0 $6,400
Under 12.5 $7,700

Source: Internal Revenue Service, Form 6197, (Rev. 10-05), "Gas Guzzler Tax."

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