The new BMW 3 Series has won Car of the Year at this year's motoring 'Oscars', the What Car? Awards.
The BMW overcame tough competition from 14 other category winners, and its win was celebrated at a glittering ceremony in the Grosvenor House Hotel on London's Park Lane.
The award-winning BMW is the 320d ES, priced at £23,695. What Car? praised the BMW for its complete and overall package.
What Car?'s group editor, Steve Fowler, said, 'No other new car is as great in so many ways as the BMW 3 Series. Whatever your priorities, it delivers.'
Once-ridiculed Skoda was delighted to receive two awards – Best Small Family Car for the Skoda Octavia 1.6 Ambiente and the Best Hot Hatch for its sporty Skoda Octavia vRS – while Renault took the award for best supermini with its new Clio.
Previous Award winners
2005 Land Rover Discovery
2004 Volkswagen Golf
2003 Seat Ibiza
2002 Toyota Corolla
2001 Ford Mondeo
2000 Skoda Fabia
1999 Rover 75
1998 Land Rover Freelander
1997 Renault Megane Scenic
1996 Peugeot 406
1995 VW Polo
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