What Car? Awards 2019


What Car? magazine has awarded BMW two sought-after honours at the publication’s annual New Car Awards. The new BMW 3 Series Saloon was crowned ‘Executive Car of the Year’ and the BMW 5 Series Saloon took home the trophy of the publication’s ‘Luxury Car of the Year’ title for a third consecutive year.

What Car? judges were impressed with the new 2019 BMW 3 Series, commenting on its scintillating drive, improved ride and notable fuel economy, reaffirming its class-leading quality and performance. Judges also mentioned the improved, spacious interior and a brilliant infotainment system, stating, “The BMW 3 Series equals a car that encapsulates all of the attributes required in the executive car market – and then some.”

The BMW 520d SE Saloon was the particular model chosen by What Car? as their ‘Luxury Car of the Year’. In its appraisal, What Car? declared: “Our 2017 Car of the Year remains the best luxury saloon on sale, being every bit as classy and relaxing as rivals that cost twice as much. In fact, we can’t find any areas in which it drops the ball – it’s the supreme luxury package without the exclusive price tag.”

Along with these wins, six other models were highlighted with 'Best Buy' commendations for both the BMW and MINI brands:

  • BMW X3 M40i- Best sports SUV for £40,000-£60,000
  • BMW 5 Series 530e SE-Best plug-in hybrid for £30,000-£50,000
  • BMW 2 Series 218i Sport- Best coupé for less than £30,000
  • BMW 5 Series Touring 520d SE- Best estate car for Best luxury car for £40,000
  • BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo 630d SE- Best luxury car for £40,000-£60,000
  • MINI Convertible Cooper Classic Comfort/Nav pack- Best convertible for less than £25,000