Taking the sharp looks and engaging driving dynamics of the latest variant of the popular model, it ups load space and is said to be lighter and better to drive than ever before.
With all the extra metal at the back, boot space is upped to 500 litres with all seats in place — five litres more than the previous 3 Series Touring — with that able to reach 1,510 litres with the rear row folded flat. Better yet, every version of the 3 Series Touring gets an automatically-opening tailgate as standard, making it even more practical.
Elsewhere, BMW has kept the model very much in line with the saloon version. The interior is near enough identical, with an ergonomic driver-focused layout, while seven engines will be available from launch. These are a mix of diesel and petrol engines, starting from the base 320i up to the torquey and efficient 330d — which comes with xDrive as standard. An eight-speed automatic gearbox is available on all variants.
Though an M3 variant is highly unlikely, those looking for some performance can turn to the M340i. This boasts an impressive 396bhp and 500Nm of torque, allowing 0-60mph to be sorted in 4.3 seconds with a 155mph top speed possible.
A plug-in hybrid version has also been confirmed for production in the form of the 330e, though this won’t arrive at dealerships until summer 2020.See Available 3 Series Touring deals
The UK will also be the only market to receive the 3 Series Touring in M Sport Plus Edition trim. This builds on the already high-spec M Sport trim with a choice of three BMW Individual colours — Dravit Grey, Tanzanite Blue or Oxide Grey — plus black mirror caps, jet black 19-inch alloy wheels and Aluminium Fabric high-gloss interior trim. M Sport Plus Edition is available on 320i, 320d, 320d xDrive, 330i and 330d xDrive models.
Pricing for the new BMW 3 Series Touring will be revealed in due course, with order books set to open on June 14.