As most of our readers probably know by now, the "green" credentials for a car in Europe are often based on how much CO2 the car produces. In fact, most of the new taxes applied to cars depend on this indicator, which is also connected to the car's fuel efficiency. Therefore, it is key for European consumers to know a car's CO2 figure. That makes this list from AutoNews of Germany's top 20 low-carbon cars. Included are many small displacement diesels, the two most famous hybrids on the roads, a micro-hybrid and even a few 1-liter gasoline cars. Pictured above, one of the top 20. Follow us after the jump for the complete list.

[Source: AutoNews]


Model Displacement HP Fuel consumption
l/100 km
Mileage
mpg
CO2
Citroën C3 HDi 70 Exclusive SensoDrive 1.4 l 68 4.3 54.7 113
Peugeot 206 HDi éco 70 1.4 l 68 4.3 54.7 112
Fiat 500 1.3 JTD Multijet 16V 1.25 l 68 4.2 56.0 111
Citroën C2 HDi 70 VTR SensoDrive 1.4 l 68 4.2 56.0 111
Ford Fiesta 1.6 TDCi 1.6 l 90 4.2 56.0 110
Skoda Fabia 1.4 TDI 59 kW GreenLine 1.4 l 80 4.1 57.4 109
Mini Cooper D Clubman 1.6 l 110 4.1 57.4 109
Honda Civic 1.3 i-DSi i-VTEC IMA 1.3 l 95 4.6 51.3 109
Citroën C1 1.4 HDi 1.4 l 68 4.1 57.4 109
Toyota Aygo 1.0 1.0 l 68 4.6 51.1 108
Peugeot 107 70 1.0 l 68 4.6 51.1 108
Smart Fortwo Cabrio 1.0 mhd 1.0 l 71 4.4 53.4 105
Toyota Prius 1.5 Hybrid 1.5 l 113 4.3 54.7 104
Mini Cooper D 1.6 l 110 3.9 60.3 104
Daihatsu Cuore 1.0 1.0 l 70 4.4 53.4 104
Smart Fortwo Coupé 1.0 mhd 45 kW 1.0 l 61 4.3 54.7 103
VW Polo BlueMotion 1.4 l 80 3.8 61.9 99
Seat Ibiza 1.4 TDI 59 kW Ecomotive 1.4 l 80 3.8 61.9 99
Smart Fortwo Coupé 0.8 cdi 0.8 l 45 3.3 71.3 88


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