It’s official – not only is BMW the country’s Number One selling premium brand, but BMW has been recognised as New Zealand’s most awarded new vehicle marque following the announcement of all major Car of the Year (COTY) and category winners for 2014.
BMW claimed nine COTY or category wins, outscoring both mainstream mass market brands and premium competitors in the process.
The brand new i3, BMW’s vision of sustainable personal mobility, was recognised with one overall COTY title and awards were bestowed on the all-new M3/M4 with four category wins, the X5 claimed three while the 4 Series received one.
A full list of awards, categories and BMW winners follows below:
AA NZ Motoring Writers Guild: Performance Car – BMW M3/M4
AA NZ Motoring Writers Guild: Luxury SUV – BMW X5
NZ Herald Driven: Performance – BMW M3/M4
Fairfax Newspaper: Overall - BMW i3
National Business Review: Performance Car – BMW M3/M4
AMI Autocar: $100,000+ category - BMW X5
NZ Company Vehicle: Executive Car – BMW M3/M4
NZ Company Vehicle: Large Business – BMW X5
Urbis Magazine: BMW 4 Series