Car and Driver 2011 10 Best winners announced – BMWs amongst them

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Car and Driver magazine published their 2011 10 Best Winners charts and BMW Group made the tops with different models. In the 2011 10Best Foreign …

Car and Driver magazine published their 2011 10 Best Winners charts and BMW Group made the tops with different models.

In the 2011 10Best Foreign Cars We Want, the BMW M3 GTS gets a much deserved nomination.

“One of our favorite cars, this M3 has less weight, more power (up to 444 horses from 414), and a fully adjustable suspension. The only thing not to like is its $180,000 sticker.”

One of our favorite bimmers, the 1 Series is being nominated in the 2011 10Best Manuals.

“Why not the 3-series? Are we off our meds? Well, the 1 has slightly shorter throws. Plus, its well-placed pedals make it a great car in which to teach someone how to properly execute heel-and-toe downshifts.”

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“Some companies give you an mpg gauge. Those are for ninnies; we’d much rather know how much reserve grunt we’ve got for dusting chumps. It doesn’t hurt that the R-R gauges reside in some of the most beautiful clusters extant.”

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Last, but certainly not least, our all-time favorite, the BMW M3 Coupe is being named in the 2011 10Best Cars. Labeled as “The Secret Recipe”, the M3 takes its usual spot among the best of the best cars year after year.


“This year marks the 3-series’ 20th consecutive 10Best win, a feat unmatched by any other vehicle on the market. We won’t call the 3-series perfect, but you know how there’s always one old lady at the bake sale whose recipe everybody wants? The 3-series is that car. The chassis balance is exquisite, with handling that encourages risky behavior but a ride that you wouldn’t feel bad subjecting your grandma to. The fluid steering weights up just right, the brake pedal bypasses the soles of your shoes and goes straight to your brain, and the manual transmission—should you be wise enough to specify it—boasts a shifter that knows its way effortlessly from gear to gear. Plus, all the 3-series’ goodness is available in coupe, convertible, sedan, and even station-wagon forms. Engine choices are a silky inline-six; powerful, turbocharged inline-sixes; and the M3’s screaming, 8400-rpm V-8. The 3-series is rear-drive dynamics perfected, or, for those in colder climes, all-wheel drive is available. The four-wheeler gets a little heavier and amends the 3’s near-perfect weight distribution, but the rest of its virtues remain. Other drawbacks? Only a few. The clutch needs more weight to better convey its takeup, and no matter the configuration, the 3-series is seriously expensive. But there’s a reason people will pay so much more for that one lady’s cookies. ”

All the details and other charts, please visit Car and Driver.

14 responses to “Car and Driver 2011 10 Best winners announced – BMWs amongst them”

  1. Tom says:

    niiiice congrats to BMW, 20th consecutive win man, it clearly says alot.
    when honors like this happen, all the ridiculous ridicule and mindless comments people make about BMW, dont matter anymore.

    oh hey, no win for audi? but a win for the accord? hahahaha

    • JakeM says:

      Audi didn’t make the list – so what? C&D has an opinion like every other magazine – and their BMW-biased is well known.

      And what the hell is up with all the Audi (etc.) hate here? Audi’s are great cars. Just because an Audi didn’t make this frankly meaningless list doesn’t mean they’re bad cars.

  2. Loïc Geber says:

    I agree with you ! =)
    BMW are greatest cars ever and people who criticize them don’t understand anything to life !!!
    To BMW : go on making great cars !!! =)

  3. paul says:

    Shame they will ruin the next generation of one of the best cars i ever had the pleasure of driving – all generations bar the last one – with electric steering

  4. paul says:

    u fellows enjoy them while u can cause the future doesnt look good for those who enjoy driving

  5. Ford trucks says:

    I agree with tom. Congrats BMW. GO BMW GO…………

  6. Shame they will ruin the next generation of one of the best cars i ever had the pleasure of driving

  7. JakeM says:

    Best for…what?

    Car and Driver has an opinion like every other magazine. I really don’t listen to any “10 Best…” lists anymore because I’ve learned that it’s all subjective and a matter of opinion. There are tons of other great cars that could theoretically make the list but they didn’t because of…whatever. It’s not worth arguing over.

    Besides, the list “never changes”. The Accord, Fit and Golf GTI always seem to be on that list. And the Accord was recently lambasted by Car and Driver in their Accord vs Sonata comparison where the Sonata was clearly the better car. Seems to me that someone forgot to update the list…

    I’m happy that BMW made it though (hardly a surprise though since this is BMW and Driver magazine…).

  8. Atang says:

    it’s just a phenomena with bema, u cant take wat it’s got

  9. Heddlu_Cymru M5 says:

    It doesn’t matter what they wanted to say, BMW is better or Audi is better or so. In this case, the BMW is what they love. Perhaps in Autocar or wherever, it could well be Mercedes or Audi. Differ opinion!

    Honestly, it doesn’t matter anyway… What matters is what you feel towards the cars that you like. If you think Audi is the best? It’s the best for you? Go and get it… For me, BMW I think BMW is the best. It is the best for me, so I’ll get a BMW. Enough said and I think it’s fare for everyone else.

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