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BMW, Ford and Mercedes-Benz win in UK's largest car and van reliability surveys

BMW 3 Series

BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Ford have won accolades in the largest vehicle reliability survey in the UK.

The annual FN50 award for the most reliable car brand was won at last night’s dinner, organised by AM sister-title Fleet News, by BMW.

The BMW 3-Series was the most reliable car on contract hire receiving the award for the seventh time.

Ford was the most reliable van manufacturer and the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter the most reliable LCV, for the second consecutive year – and the third year in total.

Contract hire companies are asked every year to rank the best-performing models based on warranty claims and breakdowns and award points.

The totals for each car and manufacturer are collated to assemble a table of the best-performing models.

The number of vehicles now operated by the contract hire companies in the FN50 now totals 1,564,501 – 1,201,943 funded cars and 362,558 funded vans.

The awards were announced at the annual FN50 event hosted at the Park Plaza in Westminster Bridge last night, attended by over 900 industry professionals.

The FN50 is an independent audit ranking the largest 50 leasing companies across the UK, carried out in August and September of 2016.

> The 2016 FN50 countdown

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