Best company cars for 2012
Author: Matt Morton
The top company cars for 2012 have been named in the second, annual Best Business Car Awards from Business Car Manager, the online motoring magazine.
Chosen by an editorial panel headed by editor Ralph Morton and road test editor Sam Hardy, the Awards identify the winners in 9 different categories ranging from the environmentally and financially responsible - Best Sub-100g/km Business Car - to the more frivolous – It’s My Business and I’ll Buy What I Want To.
Editor Ralph Morton said: “The last 12 months may have been up and down in the world of business but car makers haven’t been holding back. They’ve launched a wide range of models from economical but great driving superminis to head-turning SUVs and economical hybrid vehicles.
“We’ve brought together the very best and while they straddle a mix of classes and sectors, they’re united by one attribute – they’re all great additions to your business.”
The overall winner, claiming the coveted prize of Business Car of the Year 2012, is the new BMW 3 Series in 320d form, offering an unbeatable combination of competitive running costs, strong performance, low driver taxation, impressive environmental credentials – and good, old fashioned driving fun.
Ralph said: “In an age where business car drivers are being tempted on all sides by crossovers and SUVs, BMW has proved that there is still a place for the traditional saloon. While we reckon you’ll be completely satisfied no matter which model you go for, it’s the 320d that makes the complete case. It drives better than most hot hatches, transports four adults in comfort, does 63mpg, 119g/km of CO2 – equivalent to a 15% company car tax allowance rating in 2012/13 – and around 800 miles on a tank of diesel thanks to modes such as ECO PRO and enhanced EfficientDynamics.
“It’s a truly superb business machine that scores top marks in every single category. And we’d be very happy indeed to have one outside our house – or business.”
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