Motorists looking to buy an award-winning vehicle could keep an eye out for a used BMW 3 Series, as it has been given an accolade by What Car?.
For the fourth year in succession BMW’s most popular model range has been crowned the Best Compact Executive by the magazine.
The three cars in the running for the prize were all a part of the BMW 3 Series line up, with the BMW 320d ES proving to be the winner.
Klaus Kibsgaard, managing director of BMW UK, said: "It’s always a pleasure to be recognised for your endeavours.
"The BMW 3 Series is the lifeblood of our model portfolio and this prestigious award adds further weight to its class-leading position in the eyes of buyers."
BMW is no stranger to winning awards, with the manufacturer claiming the Engine Development Team of the Year accolade at the Automotive Testing Technology International Awards 2008.
According to a review of the 3 Series saloon by What Car?, the vehicle is "great to drive", with "informative steering and a range of strong engines".