BMW 3 Series Touring Leasing Guide | Car Leasing Guru

BMW 3 Series Touring Leasing Guide (2019-)

This is just some basic analysis that will hopefully help you understand the value of a BMW 3 Series Touring lease a little better.

The BMW 3 Series Touring is based on the hugely popular 3 Series Saloon but offers much more flexibility, with a much wider breadth of ability.

Mass-produced vehicles such as this have very complex model line-ups, so we’ve taken the time to analyse the 3 Series Touring range for you and provide you with the best overall choice.

We do not review vehicles at Car Leasing Guru, instead, we look at value for money based on whole life costs, and how much you will pay per month.

If you want a visualised chart to help you understand our decision, please skip down to ‘Total Lease Cost‘. We’ve also provided a working example so you can see how we break down the retail price vs monthly lease cost.

Analysis – The Best Overall Choice

Our Analysis has determined that the best BMW 3 Series Touring to Lease is 320d M Sport 5dr Step Auto. We gave this model a perfect Car Leasing Guru score of 10/10. Click here to see how we score vehicles.

This model has the lowest percentage of list at 2 years (17.4%). Meaning that you would only pay 17.4% of the total value over the course of two years.

When you look at that percentage as a pound note value, it means over the course of a 2 year / 10,000 mile per annum lease, you would only be spending £6,883 in total.

Analysis – The Best Alternative Choice

We looked at every single version of the BMW 3 Series Touring and determined that the 320i M Sport 5dr Step Auto (The petrol version of the above) is the best alternative. Itself getting a Car Leasing Guru score of 9.9 / 10.

This particular model has a percent of list of 18.3%. Meaning you would only pay £6,733 over a 2 year / 10,000 mile per annum lease.


There are four specifications to choose from in the 3 Series Touring range. The base model ‘SE’ up to the ‘M Sport Plus’. The ‘M Sport’ models easily offer the best value for money when looking at the entire range.

The ‘SE‘ model gets:

  • 17″ alloys
  • LED headlights
  • ambient lighting
  • front and rear parking sensors
  • rear camera
  • folding mirrors
  • sport leather steering wheel
  • 8.8″ infotainment display
  • automatic tailgate

The ‘Sport‘ model everything the SE gets, PLUS:

  • 18″ alloys
  • exhaust in black chrome
  • door sill in an aluminium finisher
  • leather sports seats
  • heated seats

The ‘M Sport‘ gets everything the Sport gets, PLUS:

  • 18″ alloys (different style to the Sport)
  • M Aerodynamics package
  • 12.3″ digital cockpit
  • M Sport sill
  • 10.25″ central instrument display
  • M Sport brakes with blue callipers
  • M leather steering wheel
  • interior trim in aluminium

The ‘M Sport Plus‘ gets everything the M Sport gets, PLUS:

  • 19″ alloys
  • BMW individual paintwork
  • BMW gloss shadow line
  • black mirror caps
  • M Sport differential
  • sun-protective glass
  • BMW individual aluminium interior trim
  • M Sport braking system
  • Adaptive M suspension
  • M seat belts
  • M rear spoiler

Total Lease Costs

Our system has picked two models that scored the highest based on the metrics we run in-house. As you can imagine, there are a lot more vehicles to pick in the 3 Series Touring range.

What we’ve done is provide you with a selection of the top-scoring models from our system. You can then see how the models we recommend fit in with others in the BMW line-up.

The terms and mileages are generic based on popular searches online, but if you require specific monthly pricing for your own circumstances, then please use the price guide on the homepage, and we’ll tell you what you should be paying per month.

Mileage is calculated per annum. 36m 20k = 36-month lease, with a total end mileage of 60,000.

3 Series Touring Lease Cost

On The Road Price (OTR)

3 Series Touring Prices

Percentage of List

Car Leasing Guru Score

Analysis – Working Example

Example models:

On The Road Price

318d M Sport 5dr Step Auto               | £38,260

320d M Sport 5dr Step Auto                | £39,560

Difference in the On The Road Price | £1,300

Next, we’ll look at how much you would pay over a 2 year lease, doing 10,000 miles a year.

Total Lease Costs

318d M Sport 5dr Step Auto          | £11,389

320d M Sport 5dr Step Auto           | £6,883

Difference in the Total Lease Cost | £4,506

Monthly payment: £4,506 / 24 months = £187.75

Let me explain.

What this tells us is that there is a retail price (OTR) difference of £1,300 between the two vehicles, but you would actually be spending an additional £4,506 LESS over the course of the lease. Sounds mental, doesn’t it?

The 320d holds more value in the used market compared with the 318d.

It’s quite hard to isolate individual elements or combinations and assign “value” to them, but what we can say is that the 320d engine adds a lot more value when you compare like-for-like against the equivalent 318d – Hence why you pay so much less over the course of a lease; the RV on the 320d is disproportionally higher compared with other models.

The key is to pick a vehicle that has lots of meaningful specification, or just use our leasing guides and we’ll tell you which model is the best for the money.

Thank You!

At Car Leasing Guru, we do not review vehicles, we look objectively in terms of overall value for money. Use our free pricing system on the homepage, and we’ll tell you exactly what you should be paying to lease a BMW 3 Series Touring.

We take an independent and impartial view of the market to show you what is fair.

2020 BMW 3 Series Touring Car Lease Comparison | Leasing Guide

The Car Leasing Guru Team