One of my older sons owns a BMW – another wishes to own one!
Yet the main thing with a BMW is size and what to do for storage.
Here’s an article that might help many with this issue.
3 Series BMW is a beautiful car that is going to serve you well in many ways, from the way that it drives to the interior comforts, but there is one thing that is lacking: Storage space. This is a problem with many small sedans, and there is really no way around it. If you just drive it by yourself, this might not matter too much, but the lack of space can make it hard to take family trips or to move things like bikes or Christmas trees. Thankfully, there are accessories that you can use to improve your BMW so that it works in all phases of your life.
It starts with BMW 3 Series roof racks. There are different parts that you can get, but you need the initial bars to use as a base. These are usefully for carrying anything that you want to put on top of the car and strap down, so they might be all that you need. To install the bars, you need to get what is known as a pack of “feet”. These are the small plastic connectors that hook to the long bars on the top of the car. You then need to buy crossbars, choosing from round bars, square bars, or – though they are more expensive – the aerodynamic bars that are practically silent when you are driving the vehicle. The crossbars hook to the feet and provide a flat space where you can put things without scratching the top of the car. They usually hold around 150 pounds, but you should check your specific pair to make sure before loading anything on top.
After you have the bars in place, you may want to look at other options that can be used with them. For example, if you want to carry your family’s luggage, you can get a luggage container. This is made of hard plastic with a metal frame, and it keeps the luggage from getting wet if it rains. You can use this when the trunk does not have enough room. There are also baskets that you can buy with a net that stretches over the top. This is less expensive, but does not protect against the rain.
For more specific needs, you can buy attachments that are made for bikes, kayaks, snowboards and almost anything else that you can think of. They are designed specifically for these purposes; for example, the bike racks have arms that reach up and hold the frame in place so that you are not just relying on straps. You can always pop these off if you want to just use the bars. Some of them come with locks so that no one can steal your items.
You will find that BMW 3 Series roof racks solve all of your problems when it comes to transportation and luggage. They give you the space that you want and need, making it so that you can use your car for almost any purpose.