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BMW 3 Series is the UK’s most reliable company car

A recent survey of the fifty largest contract hire and leasing companies reveals that BMW produce the most reliable company cars in the UK

A recent survey of the fifty largest contract hire and leasing companies reveals that BMW produce the most reliable company cars in the UK. Companies in the FN50 are surveyed each year and ranked according to fleet size, and in the survey they are asked to name their most reliable cars and vans. The FN50 is published by Fleet News and complied by its sister publication Sewells Research & Insight. BMW took top spot as the most reliable car manufacturer as well as having three cars in the top ten with first place taken by the BMW 3 Series.

Tim Abbott, managing director at BMW UK, said “to have three of our biggest selling cars in the top ten is a fantastic achievement and our customers will take great heart from realising they not only drive a class-leading car in terms of efficiency and driving pleasure but also one that is the most reliable too. To have the BMW 3 Series crowned the most reliable company vehicle in a car park of nearly 600,000 UK cars is quite a statement, while no other manufacturer can boast three big selling models in the top ten to take the honour of most reliable outright manufacturer. Both titles are for the second year in a row. Following this news we will soon offer further initiatives for the corporate customer that will add to the ownership experience, but more of that shortly.”

The new version of the BMW 3 series went on sale at the beginning of year. It offers a bigger choice of trim levels and is more spacious than its predecessor and more fuel efficient. New powertrains and additional EfficientDynamics fuel saving and emission reducing technologies have been introduced together with an eight speed automatic gearbox available across the range. In addition to the enhanced range of trims all models including the ES have a high level of standard equipment including 17-inch light alloy wheels, automatic air-conditioning, Bluetooth, BMW Professional radio with 6.5-inch colour screen and iDrive, keyless starting, USB, a multi-function leather steering wheel, cruise control and automatic boot opening.

The new BMW 3 Series achieved the top rating and was awarded five stars in the Euro NCAP series of crash tests. The passenger safety cell of the new BMW 3 Series proved to be extremely resistant in both head-on and side impacts as well as in the side pole crash test. The excellent results achieved by the new BMW 3 Series in the Euro NCAP crash tests is rounded out by the exemplary, comprehensive safety equipment. The car is equipped with Dynamic Stability Control DSC and a tyre pressure indicator as standard equipment, optionally including the Active Protection System and the Enhanced Emergency Call with automatic location detection and determination of accident severity. The BMW 3 Series is priced from approximately £24,100.