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The new BMW 3 Series – Touring never looked so good

Time to head out.

Fans of BMW 3 Series now have a new model to explore. The BMW 330i Touring M Sport Pro, which has been launched in Singapore, is designed to take on a range of activities from weekend outings and shopping trips to cross-border family trips.

Packaged in this new body variant is a blend of versatility and innovative technologies presented in a sporty and confident look. The following are some of the highlights of the new BMW 3 Series Touring.

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The exterior

The BMW 330i Touring M Sport Pro (the model available in Singapore) measures 4,713mm (L) x 1,827mm (W) x 1,440mm (H). With a generous 2,851mm wheelbase, there is ample space for all occupants.

Its adaptive LED headlights offers a range of functions, such as cornering light and non-dazzling matrix high beam. The outer daytime driving light elements double as turn indicators.

The M Sport Pro package, specified as standard in Singapore, includes an extended M high-gloss Shadowline trim and the signature BMW kidney grille with double bars in black.

You also get the M Sport brakes, including blue-painted callipers with the ‘M’ inscription, and which provide a sporty brake pedal feel. Also standard in the BMW 3 Series Touring are 18″ M light alloy wheels in the Double-spoke style 848 M Bicolour with mixed tyres.

The car is fitted with roof rails in high-gloss black.

Interior of BMW 330i Touring

The interior

Inside, what catches the eye is the futuristic BMW Curved Display, which comprises a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 14.9-inch central infotainment system. Standard in the BMW 330i Touring M Sport Pro is the full-colour Heads Up Display, which allows drivers to see important information in their line of sight.

There is a new cockpit design which leverages the Operating System 8. This allows more functions to be controlled by touch and voice control, for example, through the BMW Personal Assistant. The gearshift lever is now a modern toggle.

BMW 330i Touring - interior

The BMW 3 Series Touring comes with Sensatec upholstery as standard, but you can choose Vernasca leather as an option. The front seats of the car can be adjusted electrically.

A main appeal of the BMW 330i Touring M Sport Pro is its functionality. Drivers who usually lug around a lot of stuff and those with families will appreciate its generous 500-litre luggage compartment. This can be expanded to 1,510 litres with the rear seat backrest fully folded down.

And if you just want to load or unload smaller items from the boot, you don’t have to open the entire rear hatch. There is a nifty separate luggage compartment window that you can use.

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The drive

The BMW 3 Series Touring is an exceptional vehicle that delivers both maximum power and excellent efficiency. This impressive car boasts BMW’s TwinPower Turbo technology, which has been updated for the 330i powerplant, resulting in even better power delivery. With a peak output of 245 hp and a maximum torque of 400 Nm, you can expect an exhilarating driving experience with the BMW 330i Touring M Sport Pro.

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The eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission is a standout feature, offering incredibly sharp shift dynamics. The Launch Control function is an absolute thrill, providing traction-optimised acceleration off the line, while the Sprint function unlocks ultra-quick bursts of mid-range power.

For Singaporean drivers, the BMW 3 Series Touring comes equipped with the M Sport suspension paired with variable sport steering. When compared to the base system, this feels like a sportier spring/damper set up.

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The technology

The BMW 3 Series Touring is a standout with a whole host of standard features designed to provide comfort and safety while you are driving. An example is wireless Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, which enables drivers can remain productive while focusing on the road.

The BMW 3 Series Touring also comes with best-in-market systems for assisted driving and parking. These include the Parking Assistant, which helps you park in spaces either parallel or perpendicular to the road. There is also the Reversing Assistant, which can reverse the car for distances of up to 50 metres along the same line it took when moving forward.

The Driving Assistant package is another excellent feature in the BMW 3 Series Touring. Lane change warning, steering intervention, and rear collision warning plus rear crossing traffic warning are among the many useful functions included.

But it’s not just about safety – the BMW 3 Series Touring is also designed for convenience. Features like Comfort Access, can be configured to provides keyless access to your vehicle. And with the My BMW app, you can stay connected to your car at all times, with information on the vehicle’s status, remote operation of functions like vehicle locating and unlocking, and the ability to send destination addresses from your smartphone to the car’s navigation system.

Summing up the “Tour”

The BMW 3 Series Touring is a sporty-looking car that offers a fun and comfortable drive. It is also highly versatile and practical, packed with innovative technologies and plethora of features. In short, it is an all-rounder that makes for a great family car.

The BMW 3 Series Touring costs S$368,888 with COE. It comes with BMW Service Inclusive Plus for five years and an extended warranty for five years or 200,000km. Contact Performance Motors Ltd to register your interest.

Note: Actual car specifications may vary from the pictures shown.

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