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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
BMW 3-Series Touring (05-12) - rated 4.5 out of 5
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PROS

Great to drive, decent level of standard kit, premium image, economical engines

CONS

Small load area for an estate, limited rear passenger space

At a glance

New price £21,915 - £40,310
Used price £1,260 - £9,195
Fuel economy 30 - 62 mpg
Road tax cost £30 - £555
Insurance group 21 - 38 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Great to drive, decent level of standard kit, premium image, economical engines

CONS

Small load area for an estate, limited rear passenger space

BMW 3-Series Touring rivals

As estates go, the BMW 3 Series Touring isn't the biggest around, but it's usefully practical nonetheless. It's 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 1,300 litres of space.

There's a huge choice of engines available and from September 2007 all cars featured EfficientDynamics fuel-saving technology.

In autumn 2008 the Touring was facelifted (along with the Saloon) with sharper styling, a refreshed interior and tweaks to make the engines even more economical.

BMW 3 Series Touring stalling recall: far-reaching rectification announced in 2018

On the back of BBC Watchdog investigation, in May 2018 BMW announced it was recalling 312,000 petrol- and diesel-engined cars built between March 2007 and August 2011.

This generation of 3 Series Touring is one of the ranges could be affected, so it’s vital to check with a BMW dealer whether the work to fix the problem has been undertaken before buying a used example.

BMW 3-Series Touring rivals

Other BMW 3-Series (2005 - 2013) models: