BMW is known for its precision German engineering but no so much for its electric vehicle, the BMW i3. Well, that could change as the 2015 BMW i3 finishes up the year with a major award. The New Zealand 2015 Car of the Year Award isn’t to be taken likely considering there aren’t really any requirements to be considered.
The New Zealand Car of the Year is selected through a panel of judges who pick the top 10 vehicles of the year and rank them. While there aren’t many, if any, requirements for consideration, that doesn’t mean the award is worthless. Most automakers release a new model of each of their vehicles every year. That makes for a large competition pool.
When it came down to it, the 2015 BMW i3 took the award home, beating out heavyweights like the Land Rover Discovery Sport and Audi Q7.
In addition to taking home the Car of the Year Award, the BMW i3 picked up another award along the way. The electric vehicle was also named the best-in-class compact car.
We here at BMW of Springfield are happy to see the i3 finishing the year strong!