Next Green Car – Family Estate Awards 2015
Family Estate WINNER
BMW 320d Touring ED Plus Auto – CO2 104 g/km
NGC Rating 36
BMW’s compact executive car has won awards for decades – and with good reason. The latest 3-Series Touring is a spacious car that equally engages the driver and offers a refined driving experience with excellent build quality. Add to that the ever improving efficiency brought about by BMW’s highly-developed EfficientDynamics regime and the 320d ED Plus Auto now returns 66 MPG (official combined) while emitting only 104 g/km CO2. Recently updated to fight off the competition, BMW’s 320d Touring ED Plus Auto takes on all the tasks you might need of it and excels at each of them. Priced from £33,335.
NGC verdict: "The big-booted BMW 3-Series Touring models aim to be all the car you will ever need – frugal, fast, safe, comfortable and practical. In 320d ED Plus Auto guise it succeeds and offers an enjoyable car to drive every day."
Family Estate COMMENDED
Skoda Superb Estate 1.6 TDI Greenline – CO2 96 g/km
NGC Rating 34
Skoda’s Superb just misses out on the top prize a second time with the estate (as well as the saloon) being pipped to the post. However, the Superb Estate has triumphed over some tough competition for the Commended Award which speaks volumes for Skoda’s ability to produce high-quality, practical cars. Costing considerably less than its rivals, the Superb Estate 1.6 TDI Greenline is both refined and spacious with emissions of only 105 g/km CO2 and a fuel economy of 79 MPG (official combined). Priced from £22,100.