WITH the largest load capacity in class, the latest BMW 3 Series Touring model takes versatility, practicality and driving dynamics to a whole new level.
Its sleek design is guaranteed to turn heads and it's packed with top notch techno treats and creature comforts.
Eye-catching features include sweeping lines, 18-inch alloys, smart light clusters with follow-me-home headlights, sun protection glass, matt aluminium roof rails, folding and automatically dimming exterior mirrors, plus tinted windows.
And the build quality and level of on-board technology is just as apparent in the beautifully crafted interior with quality leather and the finest wood veneers throughout.
Features to help make every journey that little bit special include heated seats, dual zone climate control, a brilliant sound system compatible with any modern day music and media device, head-up display, sat-nav via a large colour screen, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, automatic headlights and wipers, a reversing camera and plenty more besides.
The boot is massive - 495 litres - and can be extended further thanks to 60:40 split folding rear seats. There is also an under-floor compartment in the boot and elsewhere there are plenty of alternative storage options throughout the cabin.
But make no mistake, this 3 Series may be capable of transporting your worldly goods, but it's certainly no sluggish, load-lugger.
The 2.0-litre diesel engine produces 184bhp which helps propel the vehicle from 0 to 62mph in just 7.6 seconds. The eight-speed automatic transmission is very responsive and the all-round handling of the car is excellent with superb road-holding on tight bends.
The driver benefits from excellent all-round visibility and all dials and read-outs are ideally positioned in what must be described as a driver-focused cockpit.
There is a little road surface noise at higher speeds, but it's not too bad and the up-market stereo sorts that issue out!
There are even different driving modes to suit your mood.
BMW has kitted out this estate model with a comprehensive range of safety features, including anti-lock brakes, dynamic stability control, run-flat tyres with pressure warning system, numerous airbags and lots more.
All in all, this BMW offers excellent economy, performance and styling, but also throws in practicality and versatility too.