BMW sweeps board at motoring awards

BMW sweeps board at motoring awards

BMW has picked up a handful of awards at a ceremony judged by fleet managers.

At the Fleet News Awards the 5 Series won New Company Car of the Year while BMW was also named Fleet Manufacturer of the Year.

The ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel was attended by Transport Minister Robert Goodwill MP, and more than 1,550 guests from the fleet industry in the UK.

Fleet News editor-in-chief Stephen Briers said: "The BMW 5 Series has been freshened with a broader range of diesel versions which reduce running costs, but one thing that hasn't changed is its peerless driver appeal. The 5 Series remains the benchmark in the sector.

"BMW continues to set the standard when it comes to providing a range of outstanding, low-cost models backed with the excellent level of support needed to satisfy fleets. It remains the most desirable brand for both fleets and their drivers to have on their choice lists."

BMW was also named Green Fleet Manufacturer of the Year, while the 5 Series picked up the Best Executive Car and the i3 was named Best Ultra-low Carbon Car.

Skoda's Octavia estate won Best Estate Car while the Yeti was judged the Best Crossover.

There were also wins for Volvo, Seat and Volkswagen.

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