Company Car of the Year Winner: BMW 330e

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The needs of company car drivers are many and varied – and any carmaker that can build a model that’s at the heart of what business users need is doing very well indeed. This is a tightly fought award, but our winner – the BMW 3 Series in 330e form – offers low running and taxation costs, desirability, reliability and is also a joy to drive.

Company car of the year - BMW 330e

BMW 330e

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With the previous model being a past Parkers Awards winner, the latest BMW 3 Series continues the trend, taking the spoils to become our Company Car of The Year 2021. It manages to blend its smart looks with an entertaining driving experience and low running costs. The 330e plug-in hybrid offers affordable BIK costs with its 39g/km CO2 output and good fuel economy from its petrol engine. That’s not all, though. Thanks to its special XtraBoost function, this efficient car is also capable of being a very fast one for 10 seconds at a time. It may not be the sweetest 3 Series to drive in the range but it’s still far more rewarding than its immediate rivals, and one very desirable company car.

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