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BMW X3

BMW X3 2.0 Diesel


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

BMW X3

BMW X3 2.0 Diesel


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST
Total 32 pts | 88%
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Adequate, Upper leg right: Good, Upper leg left: Good, Lower leg right: Good, Lower leg left: Adequate, Right foot: Good, Left foot: Good
FRONTAL IMPACT
14.6 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Good, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
SIDE IMPACT CAR
8.0 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
6.4 pts
Neck: Marginal

Total 41 pts | 83%
PERFORMANCE
11.9 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
18 month old child
RestraintFair G0/1S
Group0/1
FacingRearward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and support frame

PERFORMANCE
12.0 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
3 year old child
RestraintFair G0/1S
Group0/1
FacingForward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and support frame

VECHICLE BASED ASSESSMENT
5.0 pts
See comments
Total 19 pts | 53%
Pedestrian protection

HEAD
13.1 pts
PELVIS
0.0 pts
LEG
6.0 pts


Total 5 pts | 71%
SPEED LIMITATION ASSISTANCE
0.0 pts
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
3.0 pts
DSC
Pass
SEATBELT REMINDER
2.0 pts
driver
Pass
passenger
Pass
rearNot assessed

Automatic Emergency Call (eCall)


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model BMW X3 2.0 Diesel
Body type 5 door SUV
Year of publication 2011
Kerb weight 1790kg
VIN from which rating applies Applies to all X3 of the specification tested
Class Small Off-Road 4x4.
Safety equipment
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag single stage
Front passenger frontal airbag single stage
Side body airbags
Side head airbags
Electronic Stability Control
Seatbelt Reminder driver and passenger


Comments

Adult occupant
The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection for the knees and femurs of both the driver and front passenger dummies and BMW showed that a similar level of protection would be offered to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different seating positions. The X3 scored maximum points for the protection it provided in the side barrier test. In the more severe side pole impact, protection of the chest was weak. The front seat and head restraint provided marginal protection against whiplash injuries in a rear-end collision.

Child occupant
Based on dummy readings in the frontal and side impact tests, the X3 scored maximum points for protection of the 3 year child and lost only a fraction of a point for the 18 month old child. Althought the passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position, insufficient information is provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag preventing any reward for the system. Permanently attached labels on the sun visor clearly warn of the dangers of using a rearward facing child seat in that position without first disabling the airbag.

Pedestrian
The bumper provided good protection to pedestrians' legs. However, the entire front edge of the bonnet provided poor protection. In most areas likely to be struck by the head of a child, the bonnet offered only marginal or poor protection. In those areas likely to be struck by an adult's head, the protection was mostly good with some poor performing areas.

Safety assist
Electronic stability control is standard on the X3 and met Euro NCAP's requirements. There is a seatbelt reminder system for the driver and passenger, but not for the rear seats. The X3 is not available with a speed limitation device.

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