The BMW 3 Series continues living up to its hard-earned reputation as the best compact sports sedan in the world, and AUTOMOBILE MAGAZINE backs that up by presenting it with a coveted 2013 All-Star award. As the class benchmark since its debut in 1977, the BMW 3 Series has collected over a dozen of AUTOMOBILE MAGAZINE's highly sought-after awards by remaining the best in the business.
"The BMW 3 Series has become so ubiquitous that it's easy to forget how exceptional it really is," said AUTOMOBILE's Joe Lorio.
"….this BMW still can ignite an enthusiast's fire in a way that its competitors cannot," the article continued. "It's in the way the steering effort loads up during a seemingly endless series of switchbacks, the way the suspension reacts with each turn of the wheel, and the way the throttle is so precisely calibrated. You can feel the connection to the heritage that goes back to the BMW 2002 and the dawn of the compact sport sedan."
"We strive to keep the iconic BMW 3 Series evolving as the benchmark among sport sedans, and recognition like this is reassurance that we are doing our jobs," said BMW of North America's Chairman and CEO, Ludwig Willisch. "We thank AUTOMOBILE for this prestigious honor."