The Mini Cooper was one of five vehicles from the fleet of the BMW Group to be successful at the recent Fleet News Awards.
A panel of industry experts were assigned to decide the winners, with the Mini range being recognised as the ‘Best Residual Value Star’.
BMW was also successful in the ‘Best Small Premium Car’ bracket, courtesy of the 1 Series, while the 5 Series was crowned top executive car and the new 7 Series the best luxury car.
The BMW X5 won the ‘Best Large SUV’ accolade.
Stephen Chater, BMW UK’s group corporate operations manager, said: "This is a fantastic result and underscores the competitive advantage the BMW Group enjoys in the marketplace."
Fleet News added that the Mini was constantly at the head of the charts in terms of the strength of the residual value performance and for motorists the range is "one of the safest places to put their money"
When analysing the handling of the Mini Cooper, Top Gear stated that "the overall set up is even more accomplished, meaning you can push it even harder with relative impunity".