Used BMW 3-Series Touring (2005 - 2012) Safety & Reliability

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.
4.5 out of 5

Safety

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  • Adult Occupant Rating

    5 out of 5
  • Child Protection Rating

    4 out of 5
  • Pedestrian Test Rating

    1 out of 5

The 3-Series Touring features a raft of safety features and an impressive tally of equipment including six airbags on all models. All cars get stability and traction control (six-cylinder models getting an even more sophisticated system), and an extra feature is trailer stability control which detects if a towed caravan or trailer starts to swing and intervenes to regain control.

4 out of 5

Reliability

The previous 3-Series models score well in reliability surveys and we expect the latest model to fare just as well.

Car check problem points

Body

No problems reported.

Engine/Gearbox

No problems reported.

Other

No problems reported.