Triple Crown For BMW

Sun 17th Jul 2022

German brand BMW has scored a hat-trick of honours at one of the UK’s biggest trade awards, the Auto Express New Car Awards.

BMW collected prizes seeing the BMW 2 Series Coupe collect ‘Best Coupe’, the BMW 5 Series named ‘Best Large Company Car’ and the innovativeBMW i4 recognised as ‘Best Premium Electric Car’.

With more than 25 prizes up for grabs, the Auto Express Awards recognises everyday excellence and is judged by the editorial team at the market-leading publication, using digital tools and insight to influence the decision making process.

Crowned ‘Best Coupé’, the BMW 2 Series Coupé was praised for both its style and substance with Editor-in-Chief Steve Fowler, commenting, “If you’re after a coupé with beauty and brains, look no further than the hugely talented 2 Series. With meaty steering, a traditional rear-wheel drive layout and relatively compact dimensions, even the entry-level 220i and 220d versions encourage you to seek out twisty back roads. In the flagship M240i, the combination of four-wheel drive, cast iron control and a snarling 369bhp straight-six means few rivals are as fast from point-to-point.”

The BMW i4 took home ‘Best Premium Electric Car’ with the editorial team complimenting the model as an electric vehicle that doesn’t require you to compromise on driving fun; “It may sound a little odd, but the BMW i4’s standout feature of this year’s top premium EV is how much it feels like one of the firm’s combustion-engined models - and that’s high praise indeed. The i4 takes so much of BMW's EVs expertise to deliver a smooth, silent car that packs all the brilliant dynamics we expect from the German brand. There’s a wide selection of models, but all boast a brilliant and practical cabin, plus great tech.”

Remaining at the top of its game, BMW 5 Series was awarded ‘Best Large Company Car’ with judges praising its blend of quality and cutting-edge tech – making it the perfect addition to any company car park. Steve Fowler added, “Inside, the lavish use of luxurious materials gives the cabin a true club-class feel, cementing its win as the best large company car on sale today”.

The BMW 5 Series has been a core vehicle in the BMW range since its introduction 50 years ago. The latest generation was launched in 2017 and is offered in both Saloon and Touring body styles.