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Parkers overall rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2

We expect the 3 Series Touring to achieve five stars when tested by Euro NCAP. Standard safety kit features six airbags, including twin front and side airbags and full-length head airbags in the front pillar. BMW 3 Series Touring safety levels are high partly thanks to standard-fit Dynamic Stability Control, which includes traction control.

Load space on the 3 Series Touring has improved by 35 litres to 495 litres when the seats are in place when compared to the previous generation. With the seats folded flat the load space expands to 1,500 litres.

This means that the 3 Series Touring is now bigger than its two main rivals: the Mercedes C-Class estate has a load space of 475 litres with the seats in place while the Audi A4 Avant has a load space of 490 litres. All models come with luggage securing lugs, a pair of coat hooks, a luggage net and strap and a deep storage compartment.

The rear seats have a 40:20:40 split allowing you to load skis or snow boards while four occupants travel in comfort. The tailgate is electrically powered and comes as standard kit. Tick the option box and you can open the boot with the motion of a strategically placed foot beneath the rear bumper – incredibly handy if your hands are full.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the BMW 3-Series Touring (12-19).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • 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
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • DVD
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

Efficient Dynamics equipment

Efficient Dynamics standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
Efficient Dynamics optional equipment
  • DVD
  • Sat Nav

Efficient Dynamics Plus equipment

Efficient Dynamics Plus standard equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Efficient Dynamics Plus optional equipment
None available

Efficient Dynamics Sport equipment

Efficient Dynamics Sport standard equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Efficient Dynamics Sport optional equipment
None available

EfficientDynamics Business equipment

EfficientDynamics Business standard equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
EfficientDynamics Business optional equipment
  • DVD

ES equipment

ES standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
ES optional equipment
  • DVD
  • Sat Nav

Luxury equipment

Luxury standard equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
Luxury optional equipment
  • DVD
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav

M Sport equipment

M Sport standard equipment
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sports seats
M Sport optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • DVD
  • Front fog lights
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav

M Sport Shadow Edition equipment

M Sport Shadow Edition standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
M Sport Shadow Edition optional equipment
  • DVD
  • Front fog lights
  • Metallic Paint

Modern equipment

Modern standard equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
Modern optional equipment
  • DVD
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
SE optional equipment
  • DVD
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Sports seats
Sport optional equipment
  • DVD
  • Sat Nav