Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

BMW 3 series 2000

. , 4 door saloon

Test Date: Nov 2001

BMW 3 series crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
10 (63.0%)
15 (83.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 1 Star
Pedestrian-test score 8 (22.0%)

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Euro NCAP allowed BMW to retest the 3-series after it improved side impact protection and attended to a door latch release problem. Even so, the car only just did well enough to merit a four-star rating. The driver risked chest injury in the frontal impact, and protection for his legs was mediocre. In the side impact, he risked abdominal injury. Finally, protection for pedestrians was also disappointing.

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Marginal
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Marginal Driver left femur - Marginal
Driver right lower leg - Marginal Driver left lower leg - Weak
Driver right foot - Marginal Driver left foot - Marginal
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Adequate
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Good
Passenger right lower leg - Good Passenger left lower leg - Adequate
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good, Pole test - Pass
Side impact chest - Adequate
Side impact abdomen - Marginal
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

Result applies from 316i, model code: ER11, VIN KC16362 318i, model code: AY71, VIN: FZ41627, CJ67330