Used BMW 3-Series Touring (2005 - 2012) Review

Review by David Ross on
4.5
As estates go, the 3-Series Touring isn't the biggest around, but it's usefully practical nonetheless and is certainly a good choice if you need more versatility than the saloon version offers. Standard boot capacity is actually the same as the four door - but with the rear seats folded flat the Touring can carry plenty with more than 1300 litres of space.
BMW 3-Series Touring (05-12)
Great to drive, decent level of standard kit, premium image, economical engines
Small load area for an estate, limited rear passenger space

New price range:

£21,750 - £39,985

Used price range:

£1,348 - £9,808

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4.5 out of 5

As estates go, the 3-Series Touring isn't the biggest around, but it's usefully practical nonetheless and is certainly a good choice if you need more versatility than the saloon version offers. Standard boot capacity is actually the same as the four door - but with the rear seats folded flat the Touring can carry plenty with more than 1300 litres of space.

There's a huge choice of engines available and from September 2007 all cars feature Efficient Dynamics fuel saving technology. In Autumn 2008 the model was facelifted (along with the saloon) with sharper styling, a refreshed interior and tweaks to make the engines even more economical.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4.5 out of 5

Performance

4.5 out of 5

Handling

4.5 out of 5

Comfort

4.5 out of 5

Practicality

4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4.5 out of 5

Safety

4.5 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

3.5 out of 5

Green credentials

4.5 out of 5

Buying used

3.5 out of 5

Selling

4.5 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 Reasonable space, practical for 2 adults and 2 young kids. solid, reliable, good drive.  

5 out of 5

Alasdair Williams ,   21 Apr 2015    ... read more

 5 seats, plenty of legroom in the back. Not the largest boot tho but when the seats are put down the load cover slots into the back of them and the net attaches to the roof. Nice touch!  

5 out of 5

Barry Gurner ,   10 Feb 2015    ... read more

 This car is not a proper estate, its as practical as a 2 door coupe...yes really.  

2 out of 5

Danny Kowalski ,   31 Dec 2014    ... read more

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