Time to do yourself a favour and discover the irresistible charms of what BMW calls the ultimate driver’s car. Aside from all the clever gizmos and ergonomic flourishes, you’ll find a Touring that drives as well as its saloon counterpart. The hum of its 330i engine is endlessly satisfying, while the xDrive system gives you all the traction you need through the corners. If you’re in the mood for a bit more fun, however, Sport mode will deliver more torque to the back end.
If you’re taking the Touring out for an adventure (which you absolutely should), BMW couldn’t have made better use of its space. Let’s start with the 500-litre boot, with its innovative optional storage solutions. The opening has been widened, with a handy storage section underneath the floor. And for when you have to slide in a door, ladder, big new telly or whatever oversize object you’ve chosen that particular day, you can remotely unlock the rear seat head rests, meaning they’ll slide out easily for increased storage space.