granitekitchen Awards 2015 - Sporting Car: Jaguar F-Type
27 January 2015
While sports cars aren't necessarily the first thing that come to mind when considering the fleet market, there will always be executives who can pick and choose their dream car for work.
The F-type easily fits that description with its knock-out looks, incredible performance and an addictive snarl from the 340hp 3.0-litre V6. The car is highly involving and great fun to drive, which is a must in this category. The fact Jaguar has won is an indication of how far it has come, with this award dominated by German brands for the past eight years.
For those who can afford it, it's a strong contender when it comes to the figures. Cost per mile stacks up well against the Porsche Cayman, which matches it for power at 340hp. However, the Jag's lower CO2 (at 205g/km) and service, maintenance and repair costs put CPM down to 108.8p - a 10p lead on the Porsche.
Highly commended: BMW 4-series
The BMW 4-series coupe is Highly Commended after winning this category last year. It offers a stylish package combined with BMW's excellent 2.0-litre diesel, as well as 119g/km from the 418d Gran Coupe SE.