Fraser Faithfull, Warburton Vic

CONGRATULATIONS to BMW for producing a practical environmentally friendly city vehicle at a moderate price.

But chaps, I wonder if someone on the COTY panel forgot to remind everyone that Wheels is an Australian magazine, and specifically a magazine for people who love to drive and explore this enthralling land, as has been tirelessly demonstrated via hundreds of glorious highway adventures over the decades.

Itís hard to imagine anyone throwing their overnight bag in the back of an i3 and busting out of Melbourne for a blast up the Snowy Mountain highways or to the Hay Plain.

Címon guys, letís get real with COTY. And thanks for an amazing mag, too.