The new BMW X3 manage to pass the tough EURO NCAP crash test with maximum five stars. The second-generation SAV earned its top marks thanks to its comprehensive range of standard safety equipment and effective occupant protection in various types of collision.

2012 X3 has an extremely stable body structure, and the forces exerted on the vehicle in a collision are deflected along precisely defined load paths and absorbed by generous deformation zones.

Among the standard safety equipment, the small SAV comes with front, side and curtain head airbags that protect both the driver and the passengers from injury. The belt tensioners as well as belt force limiters for the front seats and ISOFIX systems in the rear for attaching child seats are also standard. As an option you can order deactivating the front passenger airbag.

The active safety is granted by Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Braking Assistant, Cornering Brake Control and the traction mode DTC (Dynamic Traction Control). There is also a Tyre Defect Indicator that warns the driver in good time of a loss of pressure in any individual wheel.

Last year the Munich premium automobile manufacturer was distinguished by the safety testing institute Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme) with a special award for the BMW Assist Advanced eCall, the advanced emergency call system with automatic localisation and accident severity detection which is also available for the BMW X3.

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Source: BMW