Chicks dig BMW 5-Series and Citroen DS3 – it’s official

Chicks dig BMW 5-Series and Citroen DS3 – it’s official

Many men spend time wondering what exactly is the best car to own if you want to impress the ladies. A Kermit green Series 2 Mazda RX-7 may have done the trick twenty five years ago, but in 2011 women are more impressed by style, economy and practicality. So if you want to win some points pick up your date in a BMW 5-Series or a Citroen DS3.

Because us men were never going to uncover these important results ourselves a crack team of woman motoring writers from around the globe recently held the annual Women’s World Car of the Year for 2011. The voting finished so close that the supreme award produced a dead heat between the BMW 5 Series and the Citroen DS3. So gents, if you’re on a budget go for French style in the DS3, if your cashed-up, then spring for the current 5-Series BMW and don’t cheapen out of the leather trim.

Category winners and runners up in the competition included:

Family Car Winner  – Volvo S60
Runner up – Kia Sportage

Sports Car Winner – Aston Martin Rapide
Runner up – Audi TT

Luxury Car Winner – BMW 5 Series
Runner up – Jaguar XJ

Economical Car Winner – Citroen DS3
Runner up – Mini One Diesel

The fourteen female judges from around the world selected their short list of no more than seven cars in each category earlier this year. Final secret ballot voting was then undertaken to produce the 2011 results.

This year’s trophies will be made in India – organised by the Indian judge, Renuka Kirpalani – and will be presented to the head office of the winning car companies later in the year.

Chief Judge, Sandy Myhre of New Zealand, said two more judges will be added to the jury list for 2012 – one each from Australia and China.

“These awards are unique worldwide and are gaining recognition.  We began with eight original judges in 2009 and have now doubled that, which reflects the importance of a woman’s viewpoint to the motor industry.”

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