The BMW 3 Series Touring estate packs comfort and performance

If you want a bit more space but also want a car that gives you great performance and still has the BMW 3 Series feel, the Touring estate models are for you. The versatile Touring will give you the handling and performance you want along with the ability to transport the family in comfort on long journeys.

The BMW 3 Series Touring combines rear-wheel drive and powerful brakes that give the driver a feeling of safety and power. The Touring's fabulous ride comfort is the result of a number of driving modes that will fine-tune the car's suspension to cope with all types of surfaces.  In comfort mode, the Touring will just absorb any bumps, but Sport mode delivers a more dynamic drive.

The 3 Series Touring has a large boot space of 495 litres, but if the back seats are folded down, this will go up to 1,500 litres, and it will handle most items that the average family wants to transport. You can also buy the Touring with a split-opening electric tailgate boot door.

If fuel efficiency is what you want from a car, then the BMW 320d will give you 60 mpg with just 123 g/km of CO2 emissions. If you want pure power, you can get the 335i, or for a combination of power and efficiency, get the 330d. Prices start at £24,500 for a basic model and go up to £42,450.