Automobile of the Year 2006- BMW3
 
When we first drove the new 3 series, our reaction was simply: "How on earth does BMW keep doing this?" How does it keep building the best compact sport sedan in the world, a car that continues to get better and better with each evolution, when it would be so easy to, ahem, screw it up?
In the process of not screwing it up, BMW has produced a car that is the gold standard for its class, something that all other automakers feel they have to measure up to. Yet, no matter how hard they try, they always come up short.