Best model 330e Sport Pro | What Car? rating 5/5 | CO2 emissions 31g/km | P11D price £42,675 | Monthly BIK tax rate 2021/22 @40% From £156.48
Think company car, and you think BMW 3 Series. It’s long been a favourite among business drivers looking for a prestige badge, sporty handling, and affordable tax bills.
Traditionally, we might have recommended the diesel-engined 320d as the sweet spot in the range, but in recent years that mantle has been taken up by the 330e plug-in hybrid.
It may not have the remarkable pure-electric range of the X5 45e luxury SUV, but it will still go up to 30 miles on a charge in real-world conditions. And with 288bhp coming from the combined efforts of the petrol engine and electric motor, this is a very quick executive saloon, as well as an efficient one.
Sport Pro is one up from the base SE Pro spec, adding leather upholstery and 18in alloys for a more dynamic look without pushing the price or emissions too high.
2. BMW iX3
Best model iX3 M Sport | What Car? rating 5/5 | CO2 emissions 0g/km | P11D price £60,915 | Monthly BIK tax rate 2021/22 @40% From £20.33
Like all electric cars, the iX3 rewards company car drivers with a heavy discount on their monthly tax bill. In fact, running one will cost you less than two takeaway coffees per week, and that’s a massive bargain.
The iX3 is seriously impressive, too, with an excellent range of up to 285 miles between charges, and enough space for your family to relax in comfort.