It’s still early days for this new generation of BMW 3 Series (codenamed internally as F30) and yet it has already garnered significant praise and recognition. Another feather in the cap of this highly accomplished car comes in the form of an excellent crash test result awarded by the world’s most respected car safety authority – the European New Car Assessment Program or ENCAP for short.
The BMW 3 Series earned a commendable 5 star overall rating as a result of solid performances across the four key metrics of Adult (95%) and Child (84%) Occupant Safety, Pedestrian Safety (78%) and Safety Assist (86%) in the category of Small Family Car. This translates to an excellent average assessment score of 86% – well above that required to earn a 5 star rating. The Pedestrian Safetly rating of 78% is noteworthy as this is achieved without the use of active pedestrian protection systems proving that the 3 Series’ sassy, sloping bonnet is as safe as it is good looking. The car tested was a left-hand drive 320d.
You can read more on: http://www.euroncap.com/results/bmw/3_series/476.aspx
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