Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

BMW 3 series 2005

320d LHD , 5 door saloon

Test Date: Jun 2005

BMW 3 series crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
16 (100.0%)
17 (94.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 1 Star
Pedestrian-test score 4 (11.0%)

Compare with other cars in the Large Family Car category

The new 3-Series achieved five stars for protecting its adult occupants. Its passenger cell remained stable and protected all of its occupants well; the car achieved almost a maximum score in the frontal impact. An intelligent seat belt reminder is fitted for the driver and passenger. Child protection was good but pedestrian protection was very poor.

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

Rating applies to all new 3-Series