BMW 3 Series Touring 2008-2012

BMW 3 Series Touring 2008-2012

Overall Rating:
Review by D.Muller
Monday, May 16, 2016


"Great BMW"

Exterior and Interior

I have had the BMW estate ( touring ) now for approx 5 months and really love this car. The deep sea blue is really sophisticated and when the car is cleaned,looks great. The inside is usual BMW plain dark with cloth seats but that is safe / practical combination for my family's usage.The boot is good size and the optional tow bar is brilliant for either bike rack or small trailer for my camping hobby.

Performance and Economy

I chose the BMW for the fantastic fuel economy and low tax banding and am really pleased that the average MPG isn't miles away from the manufactures claimed mpg figures.When I was looking for a car the BMW engine 2.0 d was more efficient and more BHP than the nearest Audi Avant. The other close car was the Mercedes C class estate but was more expensive and not as good to drive or look at!

Like to Drive

Usual drive quality with BMW rear wheel drive, very direct and responsive as all the review magazines suggest.I tested SE and M-sport and decided to go for SE as not as hard ride as M-sport.The engine and gear box are the same without the harsh ride. When towing the gearbox is really strong and responsive and you can use the full rev range to really control the car. <

Faults and Repairs

Thankfully no problems whatsoever with the new car. The dealer supplied warranty and breakdown cover as I have not had to use it. I did have to put some extra oil in after a long journey but overall cheap expected fuel costs have made a good start to the new touring.