2012 BMW 3-Series Gets Euro NCAP Five-Star Rating [Video]
Needless to say, all the cars scored five Euro NCAP stars, but the BMW performed best in adult occupant protection. The car tested, a a 320d in LHD came with a kerb weight o 1495kg, and BMW was able to prove that all other F30 models would perform just as well.
The passenger compartment of the 3 Series remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger.
The 3 Series scored maximum points for its protection of the 18 month infant, and lost only a fraction of a point for protection of the 3 year old.
In the case of a pedestrian impact, the BMW 3-Series’ construction could save lives, as Euro NCAP tests showed good protection for the bumper and the front edge of the bonnet.
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