The BMW 3-Series, has been voted UK's most reliable car, and incidentally it's BMW's biggest selling model range. The poll, which covered the reliability history of nearly 900,000 vehicles in 2008, also revealed that BMW was the most reliable manufacturer overall.
This is a historic win for BMW over the Japanese car manufacturers who traditionally dominate in reliability surveys. BMW has also topped the charts in this year’s annual FN50 reliability survey. This survey was compiled by Fleet News looked at multi-marque leasing companies.
BMW honoured for Efficient Dynamics
News of BMW’s success in the FN50 reliability survey comes swiftly after the marque won a trio of important environmental awards in recognition of its EfficientDynamics technologies.
The Energy Saving Trust staged the 2008 Fleet Hero Awards to idenitify companies that have gone to impressive lengths to cut down on fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. BMW was announced the winner in the ‘Industry supplier’ category for the introduction of EfficientDynamics. Meanwhile, BMW picked up two awards in the GreenFleet Awards 2008. The marque was presented with ‘Car Manufacturer of the Year’ in honour of its innovative engineering solutions to modern day motoring issues and ‘Green Marketing Campaign of the Year’ for its accurate and effective promotion.
FN50 Survey results
Top 10 most reliable manufacturers
Top 10 most reliable models
1 BMW 3-Series
2 Toyota Avensis
3 Honda Accord
4 Volkswagen Golf
6 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
7 BMW 1 Series
8 Honda Civic
9. Ford Focus
10. Audi A4