BMW New Zealand’s 3 Series has earned a maximum 5 star rating from Ancap with impressive results across a number of categories.
Of the four categories tested, the BMW 3 Series received a 97 per cent score in Adult Occupant Protection, 87 per cent in Child Occupant Protection, 87 per cent in Vulnerable Road User Protection and 77 per cent in Safety Assist.
Standard safety equipment offered in the BMW 3 Series includes lane departure warning, lane change warning, front collision warning with brake intervention, rear crossing traffic warning, rear collision prevention and Reversing Assistant.
Seven airbags are fitted as standard with one for driver’s knee, two for driver and front passenger, two side airbags for driver and front passenger integrated in the seat backrest bolsters and two head curtain airbags for the first and second rows.
Ancap Chief Technical Officer Mark Terrell said the BMW 3 Series was a standout performer in a variety of situations.
“The 3 Series is equipped with a full range of driver assistance technologies and performed well in tests of its ability to detect vulnerable road users, either avoiding or mitigating collisions with pedestrians and cyclists across a range of scenarios,” said Terrell said.