BMW 3 Series Touring

BMW 3 Series Touring motability car frontThe BMW 3 Series Touring is the estate version of the majestic 3 series saloon, from the middle of the car to the front it is identical, the rear half is a nod to the bigger 5 series touring.  The 3 series Touring is just as engaging to drive as the saloon with the added advantage of additional storage, 495 litres with the seats up, 1,500 litres when the 40-20-40 split seats are folded, the electronic tailgate coupled with the rear tailgate glass opening independently are design features that really matter to estate car buyers.

 

BMW 3 Series Touring motability car open

The BMW 3 series is only available to mobility customers in either ‘SE’ or Sport, the M-Sport and Luxury are all deemed way beyond the Motability pricing cap, if you have the extra cash then there are a myriad of extras you can add to your SE or Sport, which as standard has the BMW iDrive that controls the Bluetooth telephone, USB audio interface connected to the free-standing 6.5 inch Control Display with built in Sat nav, you also enjoy cruise control, multi function leather steering wheel with reach and rake adjustment, leather gear-knob and handbrake, two zone automatic air conditioning, rear parking sensors, 17 inch alloy wheels, a start stop button and all round electric windows. Sport trim adds 17-inch double-spoke alloy wheels, cloth sports seats, a sports leather steering wheel, handbrake and gear-lever, inside there’s a gloss black dashboard with red highlights, while on the outside, matching black trim.

 

BMW 3 Series Touring motability car interior

The entry-level engine and sole choice to Mobility customers in the Touring is the three-cylinder 318i, marking the first time such a motor has been offered in a 3 Series. It’s the same 134bhp 1.5-litre unit as in the 1 Series and 2 Series Active Tourer and can reach 62mph in 8.9 seconds and return 51.4 miles per gallon.  If you need an auto the new 8 speed automatic gearbox has received rave reviews for its smoothness and fuel economy.

 Autumn Best Buy – BMW 3 Series 318i 1.5 litre petrol SE or Sport Manual  –   £1799 Advance Payment (£746 wpms) 

 Autumn Best Buy – BMW 3 Series 318i 1.5 litre petrol SE or Sport Automatic  –   £2299 Advance Payment (£1246 wpms)