The BMW 3 series is the one everyone wants and it’s a premium model that falls within many budgets.
The 3-series has been going for 40-odd years now and it’s been creeping up in size – the latest model has gone over the 4.7-metre mark which is longer than the second generation 5-series.
But that’s the way of the automotive world, while everyone downsizes, the cars just get bigger.
The judges also like the fact that there’s a wide choice of engines and performance.
SMEs and user chooser will of course be more interested in the 190hp 320d which now weighs in at around £36,000 although you can expect to part with more once you start loading up the optional equipment.