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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
BMW 3-Series Touring (99-05) - rated 4 out of 5
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PROS

Roomy, refined, technically brilliant

CONS

Expensive, no longer best in class

PROS

Roomy, refined, technically brilliant

CONS

Expensive, no longer best in class

BMW 3-Series Touring rivals

This is an estate car to tell the world you're a sporty, active type rather than a typical family man - the sort that needs to lug lots of stuff around. Perhaps they are not the all-out driver's machines that smaller BMWs once were, but the 3-Series Touring is sophisticated, superbly engineered and stylishly subtle. Although it has a strong rival in the shape of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Lexus IS SportCross, it still leaves the competition behind.

BMW 3-Series Touring rivals

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