BMW 3 Series Touring

Production Cars 22 May 2012
BMW 3 Series Touring

BMW has revealed the Touring estate version of the new 3 Series, characterized by increased length and wheelbase and a more spacious luggage compartment.


Compared to the 3 Series Sedan, the new 3 Series Touring has a wheelbase increased by 50 mm and a length increased by 97 mm.

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This allowed to offer extra room for passengers, to achieve a 35-liter increase in luggage capacity (up to 495 liters) and to balance the overall proportions.

BMW 3 Series Touring - Design SketchThe design of the 3 Series Touring is identical to that of the Sedan as far back as the B-pillar.

The side view is characterized by a long, slightly curving roofline, a steeply raked D-pillars, and DLOs with a subtly wedge-shaped geometry.

The “Hofmeister kink” counter-swing at the foot of the D-pillar contributing to the dynamic tension.

The rear area is defined by horizontal lines and L-shaped lights set far to the outer edges accentuate the broad face of the wheels and the 48-millimeter wider track.

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The rear lights extend well into the sides and integrate two bars of LEDs which allow a slim light design and ensure a recognizable lighting signature.

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The increased dimensions allowed to offer additional 17 millimeters to the rear passengers’ knee room and nine millimeters to the headroom.

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The interior features a 40:20:40 split/folding rear seat bench and an automatic tailgate with separate rear window opening.

BMW 3 Series Touring Interior BMW 3 Series Touring Interior

The loading sill is just 62 centimeters from the ground and integrates a stainless steel protective strip. The loading area can be equipped with an adaptive attachment system with variable plug-in elements for the compartment floor.

The BMW 3 Series Touring will be offered with the same choice of trim levels of the Sedan: the new Sport Line, Luxury Line and Modern Line equipment packages. An optional M Sport package will also be available from launch.

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