The BMW 3 Series Saloon and the BMW 3 series Convertible were awarded commendations at the Auto Express New Car Awards 2009; the Saloon was given ‘Best Compact Executive Car and the BMW 3 series Convertible awarded ‘Best Convertible’.
A panel of motoring experts from Auto Express assessed the latest vehicles on sale in the UK. The Auto Express road test team said of the BMW 3 Series Saloon: “BMW’s superior dynamics won the day. A model range that includes everything from a diesel variant capable of 62.8mpg to the supercar-chasing 414bhp M3 is unbeatable.” The BMW 3 Series Convertible received equally high praise with the team commenting: “The standard 3 Series is famed for its sharp handling rear-wheel-drive chassis and the Convertible is no different. It leaves the competition trailing with its agility, grip and balance, while the engine range includes BMW’s potent petrol and diesel units.”
The BMW Z4, 3 series Coupe, 5 series Saloon, 7series, X6 and MINI JCW all received special praise. BMW have recently been crowned Best Fleet Car 2009 by Fleet World and the BMW 318d awarded top Executive Car in the What Car? Green Car Awards 2009.