July 05, 2013 08:00 ET

BMW Cleans Up at Car Awards 2013

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - July 5, 2013) - The new BMW 3 Series Saloon has scooped the award for Best Compact Executive Car, for the fifth consecutive year at the Auto Express New Car Honours 2013. Praised for its dynamism, value for money and affordable running costs, the BMW 3 Series Saloon remains the car of choice in the compact executive sector.

The BMW 5 Series Saloon has once again taken the accolade of Best Executive Car at the Auto Express New Car Honours 2013. It's the all-round appeal and low CO2 emissions that has clinched the 5 Series this award for the second year running.

Auto Express' Editor In Chief, Steve Fowler, said of the wins: "The 3 Series has dominated the compact executive class for five years now, and the latest model looks set to continue that. You'd expect it to be brilliantly built and fantastic to drive, but the real bonus is that it's competitively priced and well-equipped, too. And with low emissions, it's seriously cheap to run.

"BMW's 5 Series ticks every box for executive car buyers: it'll put a smile on your face when you drive it, it's got all the prestige you'll ever want, it's hugely practical and with low CO2, tax bills will be cheap."

Topping off the night, Dr. Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Sales and Marketing, was inducted into the Auto Express Hall of Fame for his service to the car industry and becoming the only 'Brit' on the board of the world's most successful premium car maker.

BMW cleans up at the inaugural eBay Motors awards

eBay users and a panel of expert judges have honoured BMW UK with two awards at the inaugural eBay Motors Awards, naming it OEM Parts and Accessories eBay Store of the Year and eBay New Car of the Year for the BMW 3 Series Saloon.

Andy Wilde, Aftersales e-Commerce Manager at BMW Group UK, said: "Two years ago we embarked on an exciting journey with eBay to offer our customers an online experience which enabled them to easily browse and shop for BMW products. To be voted eBay Store of the Year is very encouraging and is testament to the peace of mind that these consumers are getting when buying through the official BMW eBay store, BMW Direct."

Two years ago BMW became the first car manufacturer to partner with eBay and open a Direct Store on the platform, selling new and fixed price goods direct to customers. Through BMW's Direct Store you can now buy and browse over 6,000 Genuine BMW items at

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