Review: BMW 3 Series Touring (2019)

Slightly bigger BMW 3 Series Touring offering a selection of tech including a 330e plug-in hybrid from 2020.

19-inch wheels on M Sport Plus Edition "exclusively for Britain" will not suit potholed British roads.

BMW 3 Series Touring (2019): At A Glance

Slightly bigger with more interior space and improved practicality. Lighter with improved chassis for better handling. Plug-in hybrid from summer 2020.

Available to order from 14 June 2019, with customer deliveries from 28 September 2019. New M Sport Plus Edition exclusively for the UK market.

The 3 Series Touring has the same larger, uglier BMW kidney grille as the saloon, slim twin headlights and a jutting front apron. Like the F30, the headlight units extend all the way up to the grille and this familiar look is further emphasised by a notch in the front apron that rises up into the headlight unit contour. Adaptive LED headlights with U-shaped daytime driving lights are standard. For marginallybetter rear visibility The rear window is around 20mm wider than on the outgoing F32 and now extends beyond the water run-off strips on either side of the boot opening.

Controls arranged to optimal ergonomic effect, help the driver to concentrate on the road ahead. The newly designed instrument cluster and Control Display form a large-surfaced, screen grouping, while the controls not included in these units are clustered into clearly structured function panels.

SE and Sport models come with Black High Gloss interior trim, and M Sport customers have a choice of two aluminium trims as well as a selection of modern open pore wood trims. Customers choosing the M Sport Plus Edition benefit from an exclusive Aluminium Fabric high-gloss trim.

Shoulder room in the front has been increased while passengers in the rear benefit from more legroom, and all occupants now enjoy extra headroom. The distance between the front and rear seats has been extended by 11mm and there is enough room in the rear seat unit for a row of three child seats, but two of them can be locked into place using ISOFIX anchor points which are now positioned at the outer edges of the seats.

What does a BMW 3 Series Touring (2019) cost?

List Price from £27,805
Buy new from £24,573
Contract hire from £269.27 per month