2011 BMW 3 Series awards
Our 20th time on Car & Driver's 10 Best list is just as exciting as our first.
This year, the BMW 3 Series has made Car and Driver's acclaimed 10 Best List for an unprecedented 20th year in a row. Known around the world for its sporty looks, superior handling and powerful engines, the 3 Series has been a perennial favorite amongst driving enthusiasts and Car and Driver writers alike. And it's no surprise, especially when,the chassis balance is exquisite, with handling that encourages risky behavior but a ride that you wouldn't feel bad subjecting your grandmother to. Not only has the 3 Series been on every 10Best List since 1992, but it's a feat unmatched by any other vehicle on the market. And that's an incredible accomplishment for our most popular BMW.
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BMW Earns 2012 Best Buy Award
One of Consumer Guide's Premium Compact Car
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BMW Earns 2 Spots in Ward's 2012 Top 10 Engine Awards
Ward's Automotive Magazine awards an annual prize to the top 10 engines in the world. BMW has earned prizes over the years for their N54B30 and M57 (diesel) engines but this year two of their gasoline engines have been awarded these coveted prizes.
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2011 Red Dot Award for product design
The new BMW 6 Series Convertible represents an elegant form of open driving and embodies an affinity for aesthetics and dynamics. Long, drawn-out lines flow along subtly rendered surfaces, giving this top-of-the-range four-seater a powerful and athletic appearance. The aluminium alloy wheels underline these characteristics and establish a strong bond to the street. When closed, the soft top with elegant fins, as typical for the BMW 6 series, provides for a flowing silhouette similar to the coupé. The driver-oriented interior convinces with state-of-the-art technology, such as the central display. Fitted into a noble electroplated frame, the high-resolution control display stands freely on the instrument panel and conveys pertinent information, which is easily readable even in unfavourable lighting conditions. At night, an optional light immerses the inside of the vehicle in warm orange, creating an ambient atmosphere.
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