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BMW: The world’s most reputable brand. / 23-Apr-2015

BMW: The world’s most reputable brand.

BMW has usurped Walt Disney and Google to become the world's most reputable company, according to the Reputation Institute's 2015 Global RepTrak 100 ranking. The brands are ranked according to their reputations based on factors including innovation, governance and citizenship.The Reputation Institute claims its report is the world’s largest annual survey of corporate reputations. RepTrak ranks companies based on how consumers view them, examining 15 stakeholder groups in more than 50 countries for more than 7,000 companies. The rankings are based on each company’s "Pulse", or "the emotional connection consumers have to a brand".



Contract hire and leasing companies have voted BMW their best fleet manufacturer for 2015.
It is the second year in succession that BMW has topped the category in the Experteye awards for providing the best all round fleet proposition.
A leader in fleet and automotive research and benchmarking, Experteye’s bi-annual survey is seen as a key industry indicator by both the manufacturer and contract hire industry. By gathering key management feedback from senior decision-makers from 35 leasing companies about the quality of products, services and support they receive from the vehicle manufacturers it is a highly accurate and current reflection of fleet sector opinion.
The award was presented to Adam Harley, National Leasing Manager at a ceremony in Mayfair; an event which covered 9 different Experteye fleet and automotive award categories in total.
“I’m delighted to present this award to BMW for the second year in a row,” said Rick Yarrow, managing director of Experteye. “Best manufacturer is a highly competitive category and to win it twice is extremely impressive. All results are based on independent feedback we receive from the major leasing companies, making BMW deserved winners.”
Adam Harley, National Leasing Manager, BMW Group said this award is particularly pleasing as it represents independent recognition of the significant time and resource that we have invested in this area. To win this two years running also demonstrates the consistency with which we approach the fleet market.

The new BMW 1 Series offers a new generation of diesel engines with up to £179 of additional BIK savings available. BMW Fleet News / 10-Mar-2015

The new BMW 1 Series offers a new generation of diesel engines with up to £179 of additional BIK savings available.

The new BMW 116d ED Plus is a particularly compelling proposition for company car drivers, offering both class-leading CO2 emissions of 89g/km and a generous level of standard specification.
Representing £1,145 enhanced standard specification over an SE model, the standard equipment includes:
•        BMW Navigation
•        Rear Parking Distance Control
•        Cruise Control
•        Servotronic steering
0-62mph (secs)
CO2 (g/km)
BIK (%)
116d ED Plus
For more information, please contact us.

BUSINESS CAR AWARDS 2015. BMW Fleet News / 28-Jan-2015


BMW Group has won two of the headline awards at the Business Car Awards 2015 – Manufacturer of the Year, and Green Model of the Year for the BMW i3, as well as category wins for the MINI in Premium Supermini (13th year in a row), BMW 3 Series in Premium Upper Medium, BMW 5 Series in Executive and BMW X5 in Large 4x4.
BMW Group was also awarded Highly Commended Accolades in categories where the voting was close. These were the BMW 1 Series in Premium Lower Medium, MINI Countryman in Crossover and the BMW 4 Series in the Sporting category.
These award wins highlight BMW Group’s strong range of products and services thanks to highly specified models and comprehensive options, combined with low running costs as a result of fuel and emissions-saving technology.

BUSINESS CAR MANAGER AWARDS 2015. BMW Fleet News / 21-Jan-2015


BMW Group has won four accolades at the Business Car Manager Awards 2015 including Best SME Directors Company Car for the BMW 520d SE Auto, Best SME Company Green Car with the BMW i3, SME Company Car of the Year with the BMW 520d SE Auto and the BMW Partnership Programme won Best SME Company Car Programme. These awards highlight both our sustainable credentials and the excellent reliability of our product range.
Please see below Business Car Manager’s Editorial Director; Ralph Morton’s comments on the BMW award wins:
Best SME Directors Company Car: BMW 520d SE Auto Saloon
Despite serious opposition in the Best SME Directors Company Car class, BMW reigns victorious for the second time with the evergreen 5-Series.
Simply, no rival can come close to the 5-Series’ mix of performance, appeal, excellent driving satisfaction and value for money. Our award winner - the 520d SE auto can sprint to 62mph in just 7.9 seconds, yet CO2 emissions as low as 119g/km meaning company car tax can be as little as £1,255 per year. It’s difficult to argue with – and clearly our judges didn’t.
Best SME Green Company Car: BMW i3 Electric Car 127kW Auto
BMW revolutionsed the compact company car market when it released the remarkable i3. The car proved that full-electric cars could be stylish, small and still great to drive.
In fact, it’s fair to say that the i3 has legitimised the electric car market in the eyes of the company car driver. Our Green Company Car is capable of 340 miles on a charge and if range anxiety is an issue, then there’s also the Range Extender version, which is fitted with a small three-cylinder petrol engine that acts as a generator.
With running cost savings of more than £2000 over other electric rivals, with the BMW i3 you can drive the future for as little £305 per month through the award-winning BMW Business Partnership Programme, helping you save on company car running costs, company car tax – and the environment.
SME Company Car of the Year: BMW 520d SE Auto
The BMW 520d is outstanding on so many levels, whether you are talking appeal for the company car buyer and driving satisfaction for the enthusiastic driver, or the hard-headed detail of car running costs and low company car tax.
If you are going to just buy one company car, then this is it.
Best SME Company Car Programme: BMW Business Partnership
Other manufacturers try, but the BMW Business Partnership programme, run through BMW and MINI dealers for the small business market, maintains its market leading position for the second successive year.
Latest updates include a mobile optimised website and the ability to compare and shortlist all offers as well as a page dedicated to the new BMW, award-winning, all-electric i range.
For small businesses wanting to run company cars, the BMW Business Partnership Programme remains the best place to start if you want dedicated and professional help.
Ralph Morton, editorial director
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