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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest BMW 3-Series Touring review.

Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
BMW 3-Series Touring (95-99) - rated 3.5 out of 5
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PROS

Smooth six cylinder engines; great to drive

CONS

Not much standard equipment; limited rear legroom; less exclusive than some rivals

At a glance

New price £17,795 - £28,880
Fuel economy 27 - 42 mpg
Road tax cost £265
Insurance group 33 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Smooth six cylinder engines; great to drive

CONS

Not much standard equipment; limited rear legroom; less exclusive than some rivals

BMW 3-Series Touring rivals

Popular version of the 3-Series offered a welcome hike in practicality thanks to the extra luggage space. But a lot of them were bought because of the image - more country life than British Touring Car racer. Not as cheap to run as a Mondeo or Vectra - but choosing a 3-Series is more about style and status. It does not disappoint in any key areas, and its desirable image is holding up well despite being replaced.

It's a real driving machine that's still in demand, so prices remain high.

BMW 3-Series Touring rivals

Other BMW 3-Series (1991 - 2001) models: