Author: Sam Hardy
Winner: BMW 320d EfficientDynamics
Here’s a fact that should worry Audi and Mercedes – even the outgoing BMW 3 Series was good enough to beat the A4 and C-Class. What about the new one? Well, it’s so far ahead we don’t see the competition catching up for another five years. Packing a 181bhp 2.0-litre diesel, the 320d Efficient Dynamics is the best in the range right now and posts low emissions of 109g/km. Of course, it’s also remarkably economical too, capable of returning up to 62.8mpg. As for the ride, handling, space and quality on offer, they’re all brilliant.
Commended: Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCI
Stylish, great to drive and cheap to run the 107g/km Fiesta is proof you can downsize and not feel short-changed.
Commended: Citroen DS3 1.6 HDI
Classy, great looking and enjoyable to drive, the MINI-rivalling DS3 is one of the best Citroen business cars for many, many years.
Commended: Fiat 500 Multijet
What an incredible little car – two cylinders, low running costs and all the desirability of any other Fiat 500.
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