Friday, March 12, 2010

BMW 5-Series Voted 'Most Highly Anticipated New Car' Of The Year


MILTON KEYNES, UNITED KINGDOM – BMW’s new 5-Series saloon, set to go on sale later this month is the most highly anticipated new car of 2010, new research has revealed.

The German carmaker’s latest model beat off stiff competition from Audi and Jaguar to win the poll, taking 20 per cent* of the vote in a recent survey on popular car leasing website, ContractHireAndLeasing.com.

As hub for car leasing deals, the website attracts personal and business users alike, who voted for the car they were most excited to see hit the showrooms.

Always a popular carmaker with the contract hire market, BMW’s new offering was closely followed by the Audi A8 taking 14 per cent of the vote. In third place the new Jaguar XJ won 11 per cent of the vote.

The new 5-Series as the winning car can look forward to a warm reception from user-choosers and fleet buyers alike.

Always a hit within the contract hire market, in the course of five previous model generations, overall sales of the 5 Series already amounted to more than 5.5 million. The latest model bases much of its interior charm on features first found in the luxury BMW 7 Series saloon, and as such the new model builds upon a reputation for quality. With a range of diesels and petrols to choose from, the 5-Series is a spacious saloon ideal for a wide range of demands, from long business trips to family duties.

Strong residuals, solid performance and minimised emissions, the BMW 5-Series is set to push the boundary once again within its class.

Explains Richard Lawton, the website’s spokesperson: “The new 5-Series will be the first in its class to gain Auto Start/Stop and will benefit from a host of BMW’s EfficientDynamic technologies. In addition to that the new 5-Series is slightly larger than its predecessor yet it maintains strong performance and boosts fuel efficiency over the old model.

“With great driver aids including the introduction of Park Assist, along with Head-up Display, Night Vision, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Warning, Speed Limit Info and two rear entertainment packages available, the 5 Series is equipped to go too.

“We expect that by the time it launches in late March, the new 5-Series will become one the most popular for cars on the ContractHireAndLeasing.com website” he adds

source: theautochannel