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20 Sep 2012 15:59

What Car? Green Awards 2012 show that going eco needn’t mean making compromises

Professionals from across the automobile industry gathered in London last night to celebrate the best in eco-friendly motoring at the What Car? Green Awards 2012. At the carbon-neutral event, trophies were given away in nine categories, including best family car and best alternative-fuel car.

The BMW 320d Efficient Dynamics auto was named Green Car of the Year 2012, fending off competition from the likes of the Mini Cooper, winner of the fun car category, and What Car?’s Green MPV of the Year, the Toyota Prius+.

What Car? editor-in-chief Chas Hallett said: ‘The BMW 320d is a truly remarkable car that delivers 56mpg in the real world, while company car users will be taxed on its low emissions of just 110g/km of CO2. BMW has created a car that delivers great environmental credentials without compromise, which is what consumers really want.’

This year, the What Car? judging panel based its decisions on the real-world fuel economy and emissions data gathered by the brand’s ground-breaking True MPG programme.

For more on the What Car? Green Awards 2012 and for the full list of winners please follow this link.

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