BMW has been named World’s Best Car Manufacturer by the readers of Frequent Business Traveler (, an online publication written for and by affluent frequent business travelers.

The Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards recognize the world’s best travel companies, including airline, hotel, car rental agencies and travel websites.

BMW has been singled out by the road warrior readers of Frequent Business Traveler as the best Car Manufacturer in the World,” said Jonathan Spira, editorial director of Frequent Business Traveler. “Their very selective preferences and extensive patronage of hotels, airlines and everything travel-related make their votes particularly meaningful.”

Award nominations were made by the publication’s editorial team of experienced travel journalists in more than 20 categories. Voting was conducted online from March 1 through May 15, and almost 50,000 votes were cast. Winners will receive a personalized award. In addition, a donation will be made in their name to the PKD Foundation, an organization dedicated to discovering treatments and a cure for Polycystic Kidney Disease which claimed the life of Frequent Business Traveler co-founder Greg Spira.

Coverage of the awards, and the complete list of GlobeRunner award winners, is available online at