The space available in the BMW 3 Series Touring belies its status as a driver’s car. The boot has 495 litres, which increases to 1,500 with all the seats folded flat. The option of the Through Loading system enables two rear seat passengers and long items like skis to be carried at the same time.
The BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo has 550 litres of space with the rear seats up, 1,600 litres with them down, which takes just a simple pull of a lever. A two-part parcel shelf – the rear section moves in unison with the tailgate – stores beneath the boot floor, so it’s out of the way when not needed.
For active families, the BMW X3 makes an ideal vehicle. Three adults will fit in the rear seats comfortably with plenty of leg room for all. The boot’s capacity is 550 litres with seats in place, increasing to 1,600 with the rear seat down – they split in a 40:20:40 for maximum flexibility. The extended storage pack, fitted as standard, provides plenty of extra storage with hooks and nets in the rear to stop items moving around.