LONDON: The BMW 5 Series Saloon is the best company car for SMEs according to news portal Business Car Manager.
Now in its 3rd year in the UK, the SME Company Car of the Year Awards are the only awards specifically aimed at companies in the small business and SME sector and recognise the best company cars and business car programmes.
The judging panel, consisting of independent small business specialists, overwhelmingly felt that the BMW offered the best driving experience and made the most financial sense for small business executives.
Editor of Business Car Manager, Ralph Morton congratulated BMW for its success, saying: "The BMW 520d SE Auto is our new SME Company Car of the Year. It is outstanding on so many levels, whether you are talking appeal for the company car buyer and driving satisfaction for the enthusiastic driver, or the hard-headed detail of car running costs and low company car tax.
"If you are going to buy one company car, then this is it."
Despite serious opposition in the Best SME Directors Company Car class, BMW reigned victorious for the second time with the evergreen 5-Series. The judges felt that no rival can come close to the 5-Series' mix of performance, appeal, excellent driving satisfaction and value for money.
BMW's electric i3 scooped top green company car and BMW Business Partnership was awarded best SME Company Car Programme.