As BMW fight for a share of the company car user-chooser market, the Bavarian outfits own Efficient Dynamics department release some perfect candidates. Based on the 1, 3 and the X1 series.
First up the 116d ED Business 5 door. Capable of 74mpg and emitting just 99g/km CO2, road fund is free and your company car tax is only 14%. Only £633 per year for basic rate and £1265 for a 40% tax payer.
As standard across all the new business spec models, BMW have included Sat Nav, Bluetooth connectivity, BMW media package and heated seats. Do company cars get used more in Winter? Also thrown in is BMW assist which immediately alerts the emergency services in the event of a breakdown or an accident.
The same spec is included in the new X1 sDrive 2.0d ED Business. Its 2WD and at 18 company car tax, your company car or cash allowance question just got a whole lot easier. £951 tax payable at basic rate and £1901 at 40%. What more do you want, this is a BMW and you get alloys thrown in as well.
A 3 series saloon and estate are the third and fourth members of this exciting quartet for company car drivers. The 320d ED Business saloon has a tax bill of only £907 at 20% and £1815 at 40%. Now, just for a minute consider the 320 petrol. Yes petrol, but the 320i ED Business is free of the diesel premium, now 3%. At 16% company car tax, your payable is £832 for basic rate and only £1664 at 40%.
All launched in July, the spec is included as a package for £1400, which we think is great value.