BMW 3 Series Tops List

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The BMW 3 series was the most searched for car on Auto Trader in 2016. This is the sixth year running that the popular model has topped their list.

Auto Trader Group plc is the UK and Ireland's largest digital automotive marketplace. It's listed on the London Stock Exchange in March 2015 and is now a member of the FTSE 250 Index.

Jon Quirk, Auto Trader's Editor-in-Chief, said, "The BMW 3 series continues its dominance as the most searched for car on Auto Trader, while the overall popularity for premium vehicles continues. This is due, in part, to an expansive new car portfolio and the availability of low rate finance. Small family cars have been big news in 2016 too, as they can provide superb levels of in-car technology, safety and refinement in more compact, more efficient and cost effective packages."

The VW Golf came second followed by the Mercedes Benz C class and then the Ford Focus.