A clear winner in the premium car category, the all-new BMW 3 Series continues to hold the torch of its forefathers as a segment leader.
It blends refinement, efficiency and drivability into a package that no rivals can beat.
Recent updates include the introduction of mild-hybrid diesel engines, with RDE2 compliance and lower CO2 emissions, ensuring drivers pay the lowest possible BIK.
The new 330e plug-in hybrid, now available as a saloon or estate, has a longer electric range than before of up to 40 miles and promises significant fuel and running cost savings.
Connected services enable drivers to locate the car using an app, unlock it and drive away using their smartphone as a key and stream music directly from the infotainment system.
Performance and handling remain a key attribute of the new 3 Series, combining a comfortable and smooth ride with nimble handling when required.
Finalists: Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Jaguar XE, Lexus IS, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Volvo S/V60
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