The car won the same category in the 2011 competition.
The WOW Women’s Car of the Year Awards are the only car awards in South Africa decided by women. WOW readers and the judging panel had 12 categories in which to vote, with more than 79 000 votes received via SMS and online voting from the readers.
The BMW 5 Series Sedan is a worldwide success. It has won a host of awards and comparison tests and earned top marks on quality, safety and value retention. Demand in car markets all over the world is steadily growing.
With its seductive styling, its unrivalled balance between sporty performance and comfort, and an extensive range of innovative equipment features, this series quickly established itself as the world market leader in its segment. With its extensive model range the BMW 5 Series offers greater variety and appeal.
In 2011, the BMW 530d was named joint winner of the WesBank and South African Guild of Motoring Journalists‘ Car of the Year. A few months later, the BMW 520d was named the winner of Class L in the 2011 Total Economy Run. This was the second time that the BMW 520d won the Total Economy Run since 2009.