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BMW 3 Series Touring - Best estate cars 2019

Like the larger 5 Series, the 3 Series Touring mixes practicality, sharp handling and efficiency to devastating effect

BMW has a knack of producing engaging cars that are also able to deliver excellent efficiency. The 3 Series Touring builds on these foundations to add a healthy amount of practicality to the mix.

It's older than the 5 Series, but like that car it has plenty of tech onboard courtesy of a recent update. There's more connectivity than ever, while the iDrive system is one of the easiest cabin control systems to use when on the move.

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In the back, there's decent space for back seat passengers, while the boot has 495 litres of space in five-seat mode. Fold the 40:20:40 folding seats, and there's a maximum of 1,500 litres of space, while a separate opening tailgate glass means it's easy to access in tight spaces.

Power comes from the same range of petrol and diesel engines as the 3 Series saloon, although there's no plug-in hybrid 330e Touring. There's no M3 Touring, either, so performance fans will have to settle for either the 340i or torquey 330d and 335d straight-six diesels. The latter comes with xDrive four-wheel drive as standard for added security.

Best estate cars to buy in 2019

  1. 1. Skoda Octavia Estate
  2. 2. BMW 5 Series Touring
  3. 3. Volvo V60
  4. 4. Skoda Superb Estate
  5. 5. Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer
  6. 6. Volvo V90
  7. 7. Mercedes E-Class Estate
  8. 8. Peugeot 308 SW
  9. 9. Volkswagen Passat Estate
  10. 10. BMW 3 Series Touring
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