The new BMW 3 Series Touring arrives in the UK in September. Three advanced powerful and frugal engines will be available at launch including the 330d which is capable of 55.4mpg and reaches 62mph in just 5.6 seconds. BMW’s Efficient Dynamics initiative means the new 3 Series Touring comes as standard with the Auto Start-Stop function, Brake Energy Regeneration and the ECO PRO function.
The BMW 3 Series Touring is larger, and more spacious inside than ever before, the interior of the BMW 3 Series Touring is identical to the BMW 3 Series Saloon.
Front seat passengers gain larger door pocket storage areas that can accommodate a one-litre drinks bottle, complemented by two large cup holders on the centre console. These can be exchanged for a trinket tray, if so desired.
The new BMW 3 Series Touring is fitted with an electromechanical power steering system that only operates when steering assistance is actually required. Not only is this system lighter and more fuel efficient than conventional power assistance systems, it offers a high level of steering precision.
There is a generous amount of standard equipment throughout the range. The entry-level ES model features 17-inch alloy wheels and chrome exhaust pipe trim, plus the automatic boot opening.
By Geraldine Ashton Green
Thu, 24 May 2012