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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

No Euro NCAP result, as these tests were not yet being run. Good for its age, almost all models have ABS but earliest cars may have no airbags at all and some were retro-fitted. Passenger airbags generally optional and side bags only optional on the later models. Good immobiliser fitted from 1992 onwards.

A generous load area makes the 3-Series Touring the perfect compromise between practicality, affordability and image. The rear seats split and fold for extra room, too.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the BMW 3-Series Touring (95-99).

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
SE optional equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Traction control

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control
Sport optional equipment
None available