Euro NCAP awards the BMW 3 Series ‘Safest Large Family Car’
The European New Car Assessment Programme has shared its testing results of the latest BMW 3 Series sedan/saloon. The model was awarded five out of five possible stars for overall safety, and more.
Driver and Adult Occupant protection was deemed superb at 97%, while Child and Pedestrian safety scored 87% each. The assorted driver aids – cruise control, safety belt warning, lane control and AEB – also performed reasonably well, ending up with 76%.
Detected deficiencies included suboptimal chest protection of the driver and adult passengers during full head-on collisions with rigid obstacles (concrete wall). In a simulated collision with an incoming car, minor overloads were detected in shin areas of the abovementioned passengers.
None of these issues were deemed important enough to prevent giving the newest BMW 3 Series the title ‘Safest Large Family Car’ based on a series of tests conducted in 2018 and 2019.
Editor Andrew Raspopov