The following is our review, accompanying notes and dog friendliness rating for the BMW 3-Series Tourer 2005-2013:
Dog Friendly Features
The BMW 3-Series Tourer is a very good example of dog-friendly car. It offers a spacious boot area and it is low to the ground compared with other cars, making it ideal for for both medium sized and smaller dogs.
The design of this car is such that it has a low floor and small lip making the entrance to the boot area easy for most sizes of dogs.
The BMW 3-Series Tourer comes with 4 metal tie downs in the rear boot space meaning that it is well equipped for all eventualities and that a dog cage can used and secured safely in place.
There are lots of different options available for dog guards for these cars depending on your budget and the size of your pet. Ask us for details and recommendations.
The boot is carpeted and the floor is removable making it easy to clean. It also comes with a good amount of storage suitable for poo-bags, leashes and toys etc.
A very useful feature of the BMW 3-Series Tourer is the ease at which you can turn off the interior sensor for your car alarm. The internal alarm on this car be turned off via the car’s key remote control. So, if you do have to pop to the shop and have to leave your pet in the car then you can do so knowing that they will not set off the alarm when you are queuing up to pay. However, please be aware we strongly advise not keeping your pets locked in hot cars!!!!
The BMW 3-Series Tourer is one of the best cars we regularly have in stock when it comes to dog-friendliness, particularly for transporting a couple of small dogs or a medium sized dog. Therefore, in our opinion, when it comes to dog friendliness, these cars rate very well on our rating scale and earn a Paw-rating of 4.5 out of 5.
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Disclaimer: This review is to be taken only as our opinion of the suitability of the car for dog owners and their pets rather than fact, advice, or counsel. Moreover, exact details and specifications may differ across the different models of cars referred to in the review. Finally, we, and the manufacturers of the cars, are not to be held responsible or liable in any way for the opinions voiced in this review.