BMW i5 Scoops Best Executive Car at UK Car of the Year

The UK Car of the Year Awards is an independent set of awards designed to highlight and advise on the best new cars on the market specifically for UK customers. To qualify for the award, the car needs to have been launched on or after 1st January 2023, or be on sale by 31st December 2023.

The eighth generation BMW 5 Series launched in May 2023 and offers an all-electric drivetrain for the first-time with the BMW i5. Fusing advanced technology with elegant and sporting saloon style, the all-new BMW i5 Saloon has impressed from the offset and has now added a ninth award to its tally, picking up Best Executive Car at the UKCOTY Awards 2024.

The top model of each category, seven in total, is then put forward for the overall UK Car of the Year award, which is decided by 30-strong panel of judges consisting of the most knowledgeable and influential automotive journalists in the UK.

John Challen, Editor and Managing Director, UK Car of the Year Awards said: “Impressive inside and out, the i5 exudes quality, performance and class. Just a wonderful place to spend time in – no excuse is needed to go for a drive!”.

With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. The BMW Group production network comprises over 30 production sites worldwide; the company has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.

In 2022, the BMW Group sold nearly 2.4 million passenger vehicles and more than 202,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the financial year 2022 was € 23.5 billion on revenues amounting to € 142.6 billion. As of 31 December 2022, the BMW Group had a workforce of 149,475 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company set the course for the future at an early stage and consistently makes sustainability and efficient resource management central to its strategic direction, from the supply chain through production to the end of the use phase of all products.

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