2010 FW Honours: BMW presented with two awards
Praised for its model range and the introduction of a specialist small fleet division, BMW has been crowned Fleet Manufacturer of the Year.
Steve Moody, chairman of the judges, said: 'BMW continues to forge ahead with a range of new cars whose low emissions and performance set the standard in the market, for both premium and volume brands. Added to that it has had a good year with its core fleet products, scoring highly from the leasing companies in our awards analysis on customer support, reliability and residuals, and has also launched a new division that caters for small business.'
BMW also picked up the Best Executive Car crown for the BMW 5 Series.
Steve Moody explained: 'The new BMW 5 Series has taken the executive sector up yet another notch, with an engine line-up second to none for emissions and performance, generous standard specification, superb whole-life costs, class-leading residual values and a quality unparalleled even in this extremely competitive market.'
Speaking of the BMW successes at this year’s awards Stephen Chater, corporate operations manager for BMW Group UK, said: 'These awards are great news for BMW. They recognise the improvements that have been made to BMW fleet services and the new BMW 5 Series, focusing on the customers needs and showing real benefits for both fleet decision makers and company car drivers alike.'
These two latest accolades build on last year’s win, when the BMW 3 Series took home Fleet Car of the Year 2009.