Can the BMW 3 Series Touring do EVERYTHING?

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Published on 10 Jun 2022, 16:07
The BMW 3 Series Touring is extremely difficult to fault. But Nicola Hume might have found one with the 330e xDrive plug-in hybrid version...

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BMW’s brilliant 3 Series has been a strong performer in the compact executive class for ages, boasting fun driving dynamics, strong performance, low running costs and rock-solid build quality. In Touring form, the desirable German machine adds family-friendly practicality - it's BMW's response to the Audi A4 Avant and Mercedes C-Class estate. It's one of the best all around packages on sale, and in 330e trim, you get strong efficiency, effortless performance and the option of pure-electric running. It could be the pick of the lot.

Under the metal, there’s a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine producing 182bhp, and an electric motor that’s integrated into the car’s eight-speed automatic transmission. The combined total output is a useful 249bhp, but this can be increased to 288bhp for bursts of up to 10 seconds. Total torque stands at 420Nm. The question is, are there any significant drawbacks? Nicola Hume finds out in this full review.

00:00 A piano on the roof?
0:15 The faultless car?
1:05 156mpg...
1:30 Driving experience
4:49 Found a flaw?
5:49 Interior and tech
7:16 Real-world mpg
7:48 Is the 320d better?

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