BMW 3 Series has become the safest car classOctober 9, 2019
The five-star diesel sedan received high ratings for passenger protection in the Euro NCAP ranking
The Euro NCAP Association published the results of a new series of crash tests, in which the BMW 1 and 3 series, Jeep Cherokee and Peugeot 208 took part. BMW 3 Series was called the safest family car according to the test reports of 2018-2019.
The BMW 1-Series hatchback, which first became front-wheel drive, earned five stars: the safety of an adult passenger and a child in it was rated at 83 and 87 percent, respectively, and the work of assisting systems – at 72 percent. Among the shortcomings, the weak protection of the chest of the rear passenger with a frontal impact in the entire width of the body and the insufficient protection of the front passenger from slipping under the seat belt when hitting the rear are named.
The BMW 320d earned even more points. Adult protection in the sedan was estimated at 97 percent, children – at 87 percent. In terms of the first indicator, the 3 Series caught up with Skoda Scala and the Volkswagen T-Cross, but did not reach Mazda3 (98 percent).
However, its result was the best in the last two years in the segment of large family cars. Present in the same size class, Tesla Model 3, for example, received a score of 96 percent for an adult passenger and 86 for a child.
A compact hatchback Peugeot 208 was awarded four out of five stars: the car was let down by the traumatic front pillars and the edges of the hood. In all other disciplines, the 208th ranked “good.” The strong mid-range Jeep Cherokee also did not stand out, but it proved to be much better than the Wrangler.
In September, Euro NCAP smashed five models: Audi A1, BMW Z4, Ford Focus, Mercedes-Benz CLA, Mercedes-Benz EQC, Skoda Kamiq and SsangYong Korando. The Korean crossover was marked by traumatic front pillars, but according to the results of all tests for the first time received five stars.
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