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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Won a four-star Euro NCAP rating when it was crash-tested, which was top of its class at the time. Has six airbags as standard and a full compliment of electronic safety measures. Puts up a very good fight in the face of thieves who might otherwise find it a very tempting target.

More practical than the other body shapes, but shaped to look good as much as increase practicality. Copes easily with your weekend activities and family needs. However, antique dealers (or grandfather clock repairmen) may want to opt for the more cavernous 5-Series Touring.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the BMW 3-Series Touring (99-05).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control

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
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

ES equipment

ES standard equipment
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Folding rear seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
ES optional equipment
  • Air conditioning

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Rear electric windows
SE optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
Sport optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment