Originally Posted by G-Bus
Originally Posted by BMWrules7
No. They used to focus on those things. But, then they found that a nice even collision is not anywhere near as catastrophic as one that is offset.
This is a huge blow to BMW. BMW focused on finding a way to give nearly all of the electronic gizmos available on the 7 and the 5 to the
3. Worse, BMW shaved away structural weight in the name of Eco pro and other nonsense.
Now, while it is true your little 4 banger beats the old model's 6, and it's true that the new model goes from 0 to 60 a tad faster, it is equally true that there was a hidden compromise and that was the safety of the BMW occupants.
All you 3 series owners that bought this car before the offset tests were actually performed have been duped! You probably never even asked about safety because BMW goes to great lengths to tout the 3 series as one of the safest cars on earth. But it is not and objective tests prove it is not even close to the safest car in its class.
Look at the intrusion in these tests. It is horrible!!! If I were owner of a 3 series I would be pissed! The fact that this is a new test does not impress me. It only goes to show that BMW makes cars to pass particular set of tests. BMW should worry about the real world.
Driving while texting just got a lot more lethal thanks to BMW.
Stop talking shit. If BMW is doing such a horrible job, what about Lexus, Audi or MB?
First, G-bus, I have been buying BMW's (only) since 1996. And, I haven't looked back. So, I don't care about other car companies.
Next, this new test can't be a surprise. I am sure it was announced far in advance to the car companies.
But, BMW made the decision to move forward with the F30 even though it knew or had good reason to know the F30 would be marginal.
BMW could have stopped the presses, delayed the marketing and redesign the f30 to make it safer.
Instead, BMW chose the corporate low road and decided your life was not worth the effort.
Of course BMW could quickly develop a finite element analysis model that would have clearly shown the f30 would not do well in this test. It is not necessary to crash a car to determine how a car will perform. It is a good test. But, there are other ways (such as finite element analysis) to show how the car will perform without having actually crash the car.
But, BMW said no. They chose profit over safety and even a black eye.
Shame on you BMW.