BMW wins Large Executive category and more at the What Car? Awards 2016
BMW comes away with three awards at the What Car? Awards 2016. The X1 and the 5 Series win big this year over their rivals.
BMW 5 Series 520d SE auto: Best Large Executive Car
The 5 Series reigns supreme in comfort, refinement and driving experience.
“Few cars have a repertoire as rounded as the 520d; it’s great value and represents the best of the large executive class.”
Appealing as a company car and to private buyers thanks to its frugal 2.0-litre diesel engine, the 5 Series seems to have it all. The judges loved the precision steering and the optional Variable Damper Control that gives the 5 Series a blend of comfort and agility. Equipped with leather seats and sat-nav as standard, the roomy interior feels luxurious and genuinely award winning. Explore the BMW 5 Series.
BMW 5 Series 530d Luxury auto: Best Large Executive Car £35,000 - £50,000
“Performance, refinement, space, luxury; the 530d is a formidable force that has it all covered.”
It goes to show the breadth of the 5 Series’ talents that it wins the lower price point of this large executive class in clean, frugal 520d form, then also succeeds in this more expensive price point. With BMW’s powerful yet refined six-cylinder engine up front, it’s a formidable force for its main rivals. In Luxury trim the 5 Series’ already plush cabin is given a further lift, while there’s even more kit as standard. If you fancy splashing out a little more, the extras on the 5 Series 530d Luxury auto are more than worth it. Discover the BMW 5 Series.
BMW X1 sDrive18d SE: Best Small SUV £25,000 +
The BMW X1 had a serious facelift last year, becoming more practical and more premium than its predecessor.
“Quality is top notch, with expensive-feeling plastics, attractive trims and even plenty of standard equipment.”
Entry-level SE models include a 6.5in infotainment system with sat-nav, Bluetooth and DAB radio. There’s also climate control, multi-function leather steering wheel and rear parking sensors. All of this is housed in a practically sized interior full of cubbyholes and clever design choices. To the judges, the feather in the cap was the average fuel economy figures, which are great for a 2.0-litre diesel SUV. Find out more about the all-new BMW X1.
Still the ultimate driving machine for executive classes, BMW picks up some deserved wins in categories they excel in.