Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

BMW X3 2008

2.0 diesel, standard trim , 5 door SUV

Test Date: Feb 2008

BMW X3 crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
12 (0.0%)
16 (0.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 1 Star
Pedestrian-test score 5 (0.0%)

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The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal test. Structures in the dashboard presented a risk of injury to the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger. In both the side impact and the pole test, the rear door became unlatched on the impacted side. The car was penalised as door opening presents a risk of occupant ejection. Based on the dummy readings alone, the car would have scored maximum points. The X3 scored no points for the protection offered to pedestrians' legs by the bumper or the front edge of the bonnet. The protection provided to pedestrians' heads by the bonnet surface was rated as predominantly poor.

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

applies from VIN WA51000