It's been another great year for BMW at the What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2020, winning several of the major awards: Executive Car of the Year, PHEV of the Year, Luxury Car of the Year, and the Safety Award.

Once again, the BMW 5 Series took home the Luxury Car of the Year Award. What Car? said, “The BMW 5 Series has been our favourite luxury car since the seventh-generation model was released in 2016, because it’s a consummate all-rounder... its feature-packed, user-friendly infotainment system is light years ahead of everything else.”

The BMW 330e M Sport enjoyed double success, picking up both the Best Plug-in Hybrid Car and Best Executive Car of the Year awards. What Car? said, “The astonishing BMW 330e is not only the best plug-in hybrid you can buy, but the best executive car full stop. It slickly integrates the latest green technology with the long-held wants and needs of people shopping in this class.”

Adding to this success, the BMW 3 Series also received the What Car? Safety Award. What Car? said, “The BMW 3 Series is a great all-rounder when it comes to safety… not only is it excellent at protecting adult and child occupants, but it has also been successfully designed to minimise the injuries it would cause to vulnerable road users in an accident and its active safety systems are among the best around.”

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Team BMW won several other awards on the night. These included the Best Family Car (above £26,000) for the BMW 1 Series 118i M Sport Auto, the Best Estate Car (above £30,000) for the BMW 5 Series Touring 520d SE, the Best Luxury SUV (above £70,000) for the BMW X7 xDrive30d, and the Best Luxury Car (between £40,000-£60,000) for the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo 630d SE. 

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