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      05-23-2012, 05:25 PM   #1
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2012 F30 3 Series Scores Full 5 Stars in Euro NCAP Crash Tests (Photos/Video)

Brussels, 23 May 2012 - In the latest set of Euro NCAP results, the BMW 3 Series has received Euro NCAP’s maximum five star rating. The BMW 3 Series in particular achieved a commendable 78% in pedestrian protection, a good result for a compact executive car with no active bonnet.

The F30 3 series scored 95% in adult occupant protection, 84% in child occupant protection and 86% in safety assist technology.

Full results, photos, and videos of the crash tests are below.

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Wow traction control...
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Nice thorough post. I was wondering why the Euro NCAP crash test video I posted this afternoon disappeared.
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WOW ESC ! the car is practically glued to the ground even with the two fast quick hard jerks on the steering wheels!

and Great Crash Tests Results!
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Serious crashes in the first vid. You'd be dead in older cars.
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That's painful but reassuring to watch! Good job BMW!

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I wonder why the side curtain airbags didnt deploy in the frontal crash test, you could see the dummy hit the A-pillar pretty hard. I think it would have helped with head injuries if they had deployed.
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nice news, my next car!
very bad for this crashed cars!
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Originally Posted by chip2058 View Post
Wow traction control...
..takes all the fun away.

Great score nontheless.
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I noticed that the seat belts didn't seem to pre tension very well. In fact they seemed to reel out rather than pre grip. Any comments?
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Wow, the videos are very impressive!
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^ Very.

Not sure about "pedestrian protection" though.
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