I’m not over exaggerating when I say we’re fortunate to be on the same planet as this engineering masterpiece. Not only is the BMW 3 Series immaculate to drive, it’s also got the interior space to transport the family in unerring comfort.
If you’ve got ‘dinero’ to spare, the powerful 190bhp 320d is the pick of the bunch. Gliding from 0-60mph in 7.1 seconds, the 320d returns an almost identical fuel economy of around 55mpg to that of the entry-level 150bhp 318d model.
If you’re in the market for a company car, the BMW 330e plug-in hybrid works out as the cheapest and most efficient model in the range. With low CO2 emissions resulting in a low BIK tax rate, it’s hard to compete with the BMW 330e for quality.
Alongside the Alfa Romeo Giulia and Jaguar XE, the 3 Series is amongst the sportiest saloons on the market. However, when you examine them a little closer it’s the BMW that takes the biscuit in terms of outright ability and performance.
When you combine this with the state-of-the-art infotainment system, all-round parking sensors and trendy spacious cabin, you get a trendsetting extraordinaire that leads by example.