Choosing the right BMW for your business
As a manufacturer which signifies quality and elegance, BMW has been the choice of businesses around the world for many years now.
Whether it is the smaller 1 Series, the popular 3 Series, larger X5 or sporty Z4, drivers pick BMW over any other brand time and time again. Their style, interior quality, performance on the road and famous blue and white badge are all hallmarks of the Munich-based company.
When it comes to BMW leasing for work purposes, there are three practical options to choose from:
BMW 1 Series Diesel Hatchback
The BMW 1 Series is a relatively new model from the company, having first been released in 2004. The manufacturer was looking to compete with the likes of Audi’s A3 and Volkswagen’s Golf to give drivers a quality smaller car.
While this vehicle is not as sizeable as its more illustrious 3 Series cousin, the fact that it has five doors means that access is excellent and it is perfectly suited to the business environment.
Among the most popular 1 Series are the 120d M Sport models.This gives the vehicle an ever more powerful look over its Urban equivalent, with high-gloss black giving the design a dynamic appearance, while the front of the car boasts a black kidney grille to provide that serious, professional and sporty look.
The second generation of BMW 1 Series have proved popular with the press too, with the M135i being named the Sports Car of the Year 2012 by Top Gear magazine.
BMW 1 Series Diesel Coupe
If you take a glance at the the 1 Series Diesel Coupe then you could be mistaken for confusing it with a 3 Series. The cars look remarkably similar, which is only a good thing for the 1 Series.
As a two-door version this car is also available with the famous BMW Sports package, which lets motorists take advantage of all the usual bells and whistles, including on-board computer, run-flat tyre indicator and engine stop-start button.
As with most modern BMWs there is an auxiliary point for plugging in MP3 players or smartphones, while DAB radio will let you catch up with the latest news, sport and music.
The 118d version features a six-speed gearbox and is capable of going from 0-62mph in 9.1 seconds – giving you the acceleration you need in and around town.
BMW 3 Series Diesel Saloon
It’s fair to say that the 3 Series is the flagship vehicle from BMW, and while the model has undergone change and evolution over the years, the underlying tone of quality and performance has stayed consistent.
It has the look and feel of an executive car, making it the ideal business leasing choice as staff members will look and feel the part.
Taking the 320d Efficient Dynamics Saloon version, it is capable of achieving an impressive 68.9mpg and is banded B for its 109g/km emissions.
The four-cylinder engine produces 163BHP/PS and is over a second faster than the 1 Series to the 62mph mark. A top speed of 140mph proves that there is plenty of power under your foot, while in the cabin and under the hood there are a host of goodies.
A push starter button will get things up and running, while on-board diagnostics carry out a baffling number of calculations. Daytime running lights and rain sensor add to the safety of the 3 Series, and the excellent BMW Professio