We’ve said it many times in the past: the BMW 330d Touring is one of the best offerings in the 3 Series family. If you add the M Sport Package to it and the Estoril Blue color, the 330d Touring becomes a solid buy.
The 3 Series family went through a refresh this summer, taking a well balanced design and perfected its lines and sportiness. The LCI doesn’t get rid of the blending of the headlights, though it does change the actual lights themselves to give the car a much more sophisticated look. The headlights now feature LED indicator “eyebrows” above them to give the car a more concentrated look. The full LED headlights are leveled off at both the top and bottom and also feature and LED bar connecting them to the kidney grille. This gives the front a very aggressive and sporting design.
The front fascia is also as bit different, featuring broader side air intakes giving the car a wider, more aggressive appearance. The central air intake has also been changed to allow the ACC (Active Cruise Control) radar sensor to be better hidden.
The taillights are new as well and feature a full LED treatment as standard. The changes are subtle but effective, as the light bars inside of them have been changed to give the classic BMW “L” shaped design a curvier look. The indicators are also LED, and they now stretch the length of the taillight. This allows the indicators to be better seen and therefore safer and better looking.
The interior has been updated as well, though more for function than from. BMW has worked on the, already excellent, ergonomics of the center stack and seat adjusters. Chrome accents have now been fitted to most of the controls, including center stack buttons, seat adjusters and window controls.
The M Sport line, the sportiest line, features an M Steering wheel, M Sport seats, an M Aerodynamic package, an anthracite colored headliner and an additional Sport + mode.
Under the hood, it features the six-cylinder 3.0 liter turbo diesel with an automatic transmission only. It packs 255bhp and 413lb ft and manages 0-62mph in 5.6sec, while its CO2 emissions fall slightly, to 129g/km. BMW continues to offer the 3 Series with its xDrive four-wheel drive system and it’s available for the 330d Touring as well.
Here is a photo gallery of this beautiful sports wagon: