BMW 5 Series saloon and Touring versions have earned the What Car of the year awards, 2018 for their outstanding qualities in the luxury segment.
The annual What Car of the Year Awards 2018 ceremony held at Grosvenor House Hotel, London on Tuesday, January 23. The BMW 5 Series Saloon took the title of overall Best Luxury Car, while the BMW 5 Series Touring SE was named Best Estate Car in the over N35,000,000 category. It’s the second year that the BMW 5 Series Saloon has been crowned the ‘Best Luxury Car’, which is a testament to the success of this brand since its global launch in February 2017 and Nigerian launch in September 2017.
It was praised for its ‘plush’ interior and user-friendly BMW iDrive infotainment system. Furthermore, its generous standard specification even on the entry-level SE model and comfortable rides – particularly with the optional adaptive dampers – helped to secure the accolade for the second time around. In Nigeria, however, the new BMW despite making its debut last year proved itself as a class leader.At the awards, What Car judges, said: “Last year’s What Car of the Year remains plush and comfy enough to worry cars which cost twice as much. BMW’s iDrive system helps here, too, as it’s one of the most user-friendly set-ups around.”
According to Abiona Babarinde, General Manager, Marketing, Coscharis Motors, the BMW 5 Series enjoyed one of the best sales last year as Coscharis sold its available stock post-launch.
It’s the first time What Car Car of the Year awards has come around since the BMW 5 Series Touring’s launch in March 2017. Like its saloon counterpart, the generous specification on the entry-level SE model was a winner, along with its BMW iDrive infotainment system and interior quality. However, it was the space and practicality of the Touring that secured its title of ‘Best Estate Car’ in the over N35,000,000 category.Commenting on the win, What Car judges, said: “The 5 Series Touring is one of the most complete cars money can buy – spacious, comfortable and great to drive. This BMW variant offers class-leading refinement, and you get plenty of kit even on SE models.”