2012 BMW 3-Series Gets Euro NCAP Five-Star Rating

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European safety agency Euro NCAP released a fresh batch of crash tests today, and out of the four car tested the brand new F30 BMW 3-Series came out on top with a score of 95 percent in adult occupant protection, 84 percent in child occupant and 86 percent in safety assist technology.
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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