The BMW Group UK has scooped seven awards from one of the
country’s leading fleet publications. Business Car
magazine has honoured the BMW Group with the headline accolade of
‘Manufacturer of the Year’, for the third year in a row,
in recognition of BMW’s diverse product portfolio and
class-leading running costs.
The title ‘Business Car of the Year’ was awarded to the
new BMW 5 Series for its combination of superior build quality,
driving dynamics and class-leading economy, while ‘Green Car of
the Year’ was scooped by the BMW 320d EfficientDynamics.
Continuing on from their success in 2010 the BMW X5 was again named
‘Large 4x4 of the year’, the BMW 3 Series took home
‘Upper Medium Car of the Year’ for the second year in a
row and on top of its main billing, the new 5 Series was named
‘Executive Car of the Year’. Remaining the small car
of choice for the fleet user MINI was crowned ‘Supermini of the
Year’ for the ninth year in a row.
Voted for solely by its readership, the Business Car Awards reflect
the opinions of the people who really matter in the fleet industry,
giving the awards a particular gravitas.
“BMW’s massive achievement in providing cars that are
both cost-efficient to run and desirable to staff has led to a well
deserved and very impressive seven awards, including all three of the
headline car awards” said Business Car Editor Paul Barker.
“The new 5-series was the obvious choice as Business Car of the
Year, while the 320d Efficient Dynamics has seemingly achieved the
impossible when you combine its emissions figure with its size and
performance. And BMW’s model range meant it would always be the
favourite for Manufacturer of the Year thanks to the stunning
emissions and economy figures combined with unmatched badge appeal in
the corporate sector.”
Sean Green, Sales Director BMW Group UK, said: “To win the big
three from Business Car is a huge honour, as there are no other awards
which can claim that they truly represent the views of the industry in
quite the same way. The corporate customer is very important to
BMW and with models such as the award winning 320d EfficientDynamics
and new BMW 5 Series, we are dedicated to staying ahead of our rivals
and exceeding customer expectations.”
The BMW Group
The BMW Group is one of the most successful manufacturers of
automobiles and motorcycles in the world with its BMW, MINI and
Rolls-Royce brands. As a global company, the BMW Group operates 24
production facilities in 13 countries and has a global sales network
in more than 140 countries.
The BMW Group achieved a global sales volume of approximately 1.29
million automobiles and over 87,000 motorcycles for the 2009 financial
year. Revenues totalled euro 50.68 billion. At 31 December 2009,
the company employed a global workforce of approximately 96,000 associates.
The success of the BMW Group has always been built on long-term
thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established
ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain,
comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to
conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy. As a result
of its efforts, the BMW Group has been ranked industry leader in the
Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes for the last six years.