BMW 3 Series voted ‘Best Company Car’
BMW also voted ‘Best Fleet Manufacturer’
BMW picked up two awards at the Fleet News Awards Ceremony. The new BMW 3 Series was voted the best new company car by fleet operators while BMW took the title of Fleet Manufacturer of the Year. A further two awards went to the BMW 3 series and the 5 series in the Best Premium Car and Best Executive Car categories.
A recent survey also voted the BMW 3 Series the UK’s most reliable company car. The new version of the BMW 3 series went on sale at the beginning of 2012. 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.
BMW 5 Series is a great all rounder
The judge’s comments at the Fleet News Awards said the 3 series stands out due to the low running costs and class leading residual values making it the most efficient model in the Best Premium car category. It is also a great car to drive and the auto versions are equally as economical and impressive which opens up a whole new market for this car.
The BMW 5 Series was described as a great all rounder while the balance of economy and performance in the Efficient Dynamics version is class-leading. Strong residuals, short lead times, fresh styling and an outstanding drive, the 5 Series is an executive car that appeals to young and old.