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      11-12-2019, 02:50 PM   #1
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Five Stars For G20 3 Series in Euro NCAP Crash Testing

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Latest generation of the BMW 3 Series is awarded the highest rating in the European consumer protection tests and scores the best result for adult occupant protection achieved by a midsize car since the current test format was introduced.


November 7, 2019

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The new BMW 3 Series sets new standards for driving dynamics, aesthetic appeal and advanced technology in the areas of control/operation, driver assistance and connectivity. And the new BMW 3 Series Sedan and BMW 3 Series Touring also lead the way in their class when it comes to safety. The latest-generation 3 Series has been awarded the maximum five-star rating in the recent round of Euro NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) crash testing. Added to which, it emerged with the best ever result for adult occupant protection achieved by a “large family car” (midsize model) since the introduction of the current, extremely demanding Euro NCAP test format. The BMW 3 Series also recorded excellent results for child occupant protection, “Vulnerable Road User” (e.g. pedestrian) protection and standard safety equipment.

A five-star rating in Euro NCAP crash testing represents a glowing endorsement of the effectiveness of a vehicle’s integrated safety concept, which – in the new BMW 3 Series, as in other models – encompasses both the body structure and the restraint systems. Supporting structures with a weight-optimised design and a high load-bearing capacity combine with precisely engineered deformation paths in the new 3 Series to provide the ideal basis for preserving the passenger cell’s rigidity in various types of collision – i.e. for keeping the occupants’ survival space intact. In Euro NCAP testing, the aluminium/high-strength steel safety passenger cell of the new BMW 3 Series proved to be extremely robust – both in the frontal and side collisions and the side pole impact. In a frontal collision, the forces acting on the vehicle are diverted via multiple load paths in the floor assembly, side frame, bulkhead and roof, and absorbed by large deformation zones. Reinforced side structures in the B-pillars and side sill areas, high-strength side impact members in the doors and sturdy seat cross-members protect the occupants in the event of a side-on collision. The seats and head restraints have been specially designed to minimise the risk of whiplash injuries resulting from a collision against the rear of the vehicle. Strengthened pillars and roof members ensure that the passenger cell retains its rigidity if the car rolls over.

Central safety electronics control the functioning of the various restraint systems fitted in the new BMW 3 Series. This means the three-point inertia-reel seatbelts on all seats deploy as part of a precisely coordinated response with the front, side and head airbags – according to the type of impact and its severity. The testers’ evaluation of the crash test results revealed that the new BMW 3 Series offers exceptionally high levels of protection for adult occupants, with an almost perfect score of 97 per cent. They are therefore protected from injury to an outstanding degree, regardless of their height or the seat’s position.

The levels of safety for children also impressed the test team. ISOFIX child seat attachments for the outer seats in the rear of the new BMW 3 Series make this an extremely safe place for children to travel. With the relevant seat systems fitted for six- and ten-year-old passengers respectively, the readings showed the test dummies were exposed to extremely modest loads in both the frontal and side crashes. The new 3 Series scored 23.8 out of a maximum 24 points for this criterion.

Evaluating the protective measures for vulnerable road users (such as pedestrians and cyclists), also forms part of Euro NCAP crash testing. The new BMW 3 Series reduces the risk of injury to these groups with carefully contoured body elements and flexible structures around its front end. It also has an active bonnet, whose pyrotechnic release mechanism is triggered as soon as the sensor data indicates a relevant type of collision. This raises the bonnet, creating a deformation zone that prevents direct impact with unyielding components in the engine compartment.

The extensive active safety features fitted as standard on the new BMW 3 Series are another factor in its five-star rating. The collision and pedestrian warning with braking function managed to safely avert a collision in all test scenarios, earning it maximum points in the assessment. This technology forms part of the standard Active Guard system that also comprises Lane Departure Warning with lane return and the Speed Limit Display road sign detection system with no-overtaking indicator. Standard specification for the 3 Series also includes DSC (Dynamic Stability Control), a tyre pressure indicator showing the pressures for each wheel, the Attentiveness Assistant and intelligent emergency call with BMW Accident Assistance.

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They keep getting safer and safer...
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Despite working on lowering weight, BMW have succeeded in increasing safety as well. This is big news for me. It could sway me to upgrade to the new M3 when it appears!
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Ahhhhh but Bimmers are getting heavier on each generation! Well here is the reason why...
It's official, the 3 series is a midsize sedan.
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The new BMW 3 Series sets new standards for driving dynamics, aesthetic appeal and advanced technology in the areas of control/operation, driver assistance and connectivity.
Sorry, but not really.
That's a very subjective thing...
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The new BMW 3 Series sets new standards for driving dynamics, aesthetic appeal and advanced technology in the areas of control/operation, driver assistance and connectivity.
Sorry, but not really.
That's a very subjective thing...
Moan, moan, moan, thats all people do these days. Especially you old people. If all you're going to do is sit around and moan, they should take your teeth away!
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The new BMW 3 Series sets new standards for driving dynamics, aesthetic appeal and advanced technology in the areas of control/operation, driver assistance and connectivity.
Sorry, but not really.
That's a very subjective thing...
Moan, moan, moan, thats all people do these days. Especially you old people. If all you're going to do is sit around and moan, they should take your teeth away!
Did you just graduate high school and were gifted a bmw by your affluent parents?

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The new BMW 3 Series sets new standards for driving dynamics, aesthetic appeal and advanced technology in the areas of control/operation, driver assistance and connectivity.
Sorry, but not really.
That's a very subjective thing...
Moan, moan, moan, thats all people do these days. Especially you old people. If all you're going to do is sit around and moan, they should take your teeth away!
Did you just graduate high school and were gifted a bmw by your affluent parents?

Be respectful to forum members, and learn some manners
I was teasing them. I gather you didn't recognize the quote was copied directly from Monty Python's Life of Brian.... all in jest, all in jest.
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The new BMW 3 Series sets new standards for driving dynamics, aesthetic appeal and advanced technology in the areas of control/operation, driver assistance and connectivity.
Sorry, but not really.
That's a very subjective thing...
Put another way, it handles well, looks pretty good, and happens to be one of the safest cars available. Let's not forget that it's also impressively fuel efficient relative to performance across the model line. It seems that the g20 is a complete package that does everything well.
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1 Series not so good

Sad the same can be said for the new 1 series and problably also the new 2 Gran Coupe.

https://www.euroncap.com/en/results/bmw/1-series/38528

It do get 5 stars but frontal full width a worse score than Skoda Scala and Ford Focus..
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All cars today are about equally as safe. It's not a bmw specific thing or a bmw engineering thing. all the manufacturers pretty much figured out the different grades of UHSS to use, where to use it, how much to use, how to layer it, how to integrate it etc. If you're being technical, the Teslas still perform a bit better on the whole in terms of body strength because since there's no engine they can better use the entire front space for crash energy management. also the lower sill is stiff due to the battery being down there including the block off plate and no trans tunnel. engines/transmission tunnels etc just make cars inherently less safe due to the limitations they place. overall though most cars today will perform just about as well as this 3 series did. nothing groundbreaking. the ground breaking stuff will come in terms of crash avoidance. that's where tech is developing.
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Put another way, it handles well, looks pretty good, and happens to be one of the safest cars available. Let's not forget that it's also impressively fuel efficient relative to performance across the model line. It seems that the g20 is a complete package that does everything well.
To make such claim, you must have some awards and a overwhelming collective agreement and the new 3 Series is far from that...
The design lacks originality and excitement, but looks decent and with some work can look ok. But very far from "setting new standards".
I get your point and while I do not consider this car to be a looker at all, I was saying that that is a very subjective thing.
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good to know, but this thing is super bulky! Kind of defeats the purpose of having a sports sedan.
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