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Published Date: 1/30/2015

The BMW 5 Series Saloon is the best company car for SMEs (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) according to new website Business Car Manager.

BMW 5 Series Saloon voted best company car for SMEs

Judges were bowled over by the BMW; praising the 5 Series for its unique driving experience and value for money 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”.

Adding: "If you are going to buy one company car, then this is it".

Coming up against some tough opposition in the Best SME Directors Company Car class, BMW came out on top for the second time with the classic 5-Series.

The judges were sure that nothing could compare with the 5-Series’ combination of performance, appeal, excellent driving satisfaction and value for money.

BMW’s electric city car, the i3, picked up the top green company car with BMW Business Partnership taking best SME Company Car Programme.

Now into its third year, the SME Company Car of the Year Awards are the only awards of its kind aimed solely at companies in the small business and SME sector.

The 520d SE was the particular model chosen by the judges and it’s easy to see why – this diesel engine puts out 181bhp with a 0-62mph time of just 8.1 seconds and a top speed of 144mph.

Equally impressive are the economy figures with the 520d capable of 62.8mpg whilst emitting just 134 g/km of CO2.

Figures like these mean the 5 Series 520d SE is an excellent choice for business and fleet owners as it falls into the 22 per cent BIK company car tax bracket.

Prices for the BMW 5-Series 520d SE start at £32,365

For more information on any BMW vehicles – please contact us today.

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