Do you like the new BMW 3 Series? The lower, sleeker lines look fabulous on the Sedan; however, I think the Touring wagons shows the athletic lines off, even better. Do you need a little more room and practicality? The BMW 3 Series Touring models are every bit as quick and as enjoyable to drive as the Sedan models, they just have more volume and practicality at the rear for the luggage – which makes the BMW 3 Series Touring an excellent choice for the astute driving enthusiast.
Let’s zone in on the BMW 3 Series Touring model’s specs for a moment. With the back seats up, there is a handy, everyday 460 litres of luggage space. Knock the back seats down with BMW’s quick and easy release lever, and a cavernous 1385 litres of space becomes available. Can you imagine how practical the BMW 3 Series Touring becomes when you head away for the weekend – just the two of you. Moving cabinets, chairs and long items is also a breeze for a practical wagon like the BMW 3 Series Touring.
Refinement is something that you’ll experience while driving any new BMW, and the BMW 3 Series Touring models are no exception. All models are extremely well muted from engine, road and wind noise. BMW’s smooth engines provide ample power; they are happy to spin quickly through the revs while remaining silky in their operation. Classy interiors boast top of the shelf materials and trim, while the seating is comfortable and supportive for any lengthy trips you may care to take.
An air of class and sophistication is apparent the moment you slip inside any of the 3 Series Touring models. Chrome trim on the door sills provide a tasteful finish, while the M Sport Touring has M designation to set this model apart. A very Smart high-black gloss interior trim looks and feels superior on all models except the M Sport Touring. The BMW 335i M Sport Touring boasts Aluminium Glacier Silver interior trim. All 3 Series Touring models boast upmarket Dakota leather seats and upholstery.
Front seat armrests, an automatic air conditioning with air recirculation and fogging and solar sensors, cupholders, various divider nets and compartments in the luggage space, your own personal profile system which remembers your settings for important controls, electronic front seats, 60:40 split folding rear seats, AUX-IN connection, Bluetooth connection, a magnificent Hi Fi loudspeaker System that includes eight high-output speakers, a navigation package , an MP3 decoder, an iDrive controller with one-touch keys and eight favourite buttons with voice control, and USB interface are standard features. You should be getting the picture that if you choose a BMW 3 Series Touring, you’re driving something a little more special. There is loads of optional equipment available, too, if the standard items are not enough. DVD, TV, a panorama sunroof, roof rails and a high-tech alarm are some of the options presented.
Four BMW 3 Series Touring models are up for grabs at BMW dealers in Australia. There is the 320d Lifestyle Touring which has the excellent 135 kW/380 Nm Turbo-Diesel under the hood. This model drives superbly and returns a magnificent approximate of 5.4 litres/100 km combined fuel economy. The BMW 320i Lifestyle Touring puts out 115 kW and 200 Nm. Look to the 323i Lifestyle Touring and 140 kW and 230 Nm are on hand – or should that be foot. The performance model, in no uncertain terms, is the BMW 335i M Sport Touring. You can whisk your way up and over 225 km/h, sprint from 0-100 km/h in under seven seconds and keep pace with the 911s or HSVs. Whether you drive a petrol or diesel variant, all of the 3 Series Touring cars come with a silky-smooth six-speed automatic gearbox.
You’ll be looking good in any of the BMW Touring variants – with their strongly indented high waistline, sporty alloys, and purposeful light, kidney grille and air dam arrangement. All models provide excellent safety, and the build quality and reliability is top notch.
The current models series includes the:
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