4. BMW 3 Series 320d Efficient Dynamics Plus
Target Price cost per month: £488 Target Price (on the road): £30,954 The deal: 3 years on a PCP finance deal with 1.9% APR
A rival for the Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the 3 Series is a strong contender in the compact executive saloon market. It offers a strong range of engines – including the frugal 320d model you get here – and its iDrive infotainment system is the best around.
3. Audi Q5 2.0 TDI quattro Sport S tronic
Target Price cost per month: £442 Target Price (on the road): £36,252 The deal: 3 years on a PCP finance deal with 6.4% APR and £1000 finance contribution allowance
Perhaps the most impressive thing about the new Q5 large SUV is the quality of its interior, which puts rivals to shame. Similarly remarkable is its whisper-quiet engine and how well you’re protected from wind noise. And the ride is comfortable, even on sports suspension.
2. BMW 5 Series 530d SE auto
Target price cost per month: £441 Target Price (on the road): £39,915 The deal: Three years on a PCP finance deal with 2.9% APR and £3250 finance contribution allowance
Given that the 5 Series was our 2017 Car of the Year, it’s perhaps not surprising that it still ranks highly here. But while we recommend the 520d diesel to company car drivers, we’d be tempted to upgrade to the effortlessly fast 530d if you’re buying on PCP finance deal. Whichever model you choose, though, the 5 Series stands out in key areas including refinement, interior quality and ride and handling. It's still our favourite luxury saloon.
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