The BMW i3 has added another award to the display cabinet, having been crowned What Car? ‘Green Car’ 2014.

The BMW i3 has triumphed in a very competitive category, beating off stiff competition to take the title. Lauded for setting new standards, the judges praised the BMW i3 for its hot hatch pace and handling, thoughtful use of renewable energies and recycled materials as well its kerbside appeal, all helping to make it the most fun you can have in an electric car.

The All-Electric BMW i3.

Chas Hallett, What Car? editor-in-chief, said: “The i3 proves that electric motoring needn’t be pious. It suits the town roads where it will spend its life, but it offers fun and performance too.”

Continuing on from the success of the i3, the BMW 4 Series Coupé took home the accolade of What Car? ‘Best Coupé’ 2014. The BMW 4 Series Coupé takes over as top-dog in its inaugural year, having replaced the 3 Series Coupé. Despite the tough opposition, the 435i Coupé was praised for its seductive looks, engaging drive and beautiful cabin leaving it to reign supreme, making it a car that drivers will be happy to get into and reluctant to get out of .

Chas Hallett, What Car? editor-in-chief, said: “A coupé is a car that should make you feel special – and the BMW 435i will definitely do that.”

Both the BMW i3 and 4 Series Coupé are on sale now, priced from £25,680* OTR for a BMW i3 and £41,665 OTR for a BMW 435i M Sport.