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BMW X3 2017

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5 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score34.58out of 37
Frontal Offset test14.58out of 16
Side impact test16out of 16
Pole test (Optional)2out of 2
Bonus points2out of 3
Data suplied by euroNCAP


The tested model of BMW X3 was introduced in Australia during 2011. This ANCAP rating applies to X3 variants with a 4 cylinder diesel or petrol engine.

The BMW X3 scored 14.58 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. There was a slight risk of serious chest and leg injury for the driver.

The vehicle scored 16 out of 16 in the side impact crash test and a further two points in the pole test.

Important note: The 4-cylinder diesel left-hand-drive European model was tested by Euro NCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page.


Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

Dual front airbags, side airbags and head-protecting side curtains are standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) and electronic stability control (ESC) are also standard. Intelligent seat belt reminders are fitted to both front seats.

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Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 14.58 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.34 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 3.24 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 24mm and upwards 6mm. The steering wheel hub moved 18mm forward, 7mm upward and 3mm sideways. The front ("A") pillar moved 7mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash all doors could be opened with normal effort.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. There were no knee hazards. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag.

What is frontal offset test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Side Impact Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 16 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

The side impact test simulates a small car striking the driver's door of the vehicle under test. It is based on a regulation test but the regulation does not apply to vehicles with a high seat height like the X3. Experience shows that such vehicles can be expected to perform well in this test and the X3 scored full marks.

The vehicle was eligible for a pole impact test, since it had head-protecting side airbags. The vehicle earned the maximum two points in this test.

What is side impact test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Whiplash Protection Test

The X3 achieved a GOOD whiplash protection rating.

Whiplash Protection Crash Test Image
Acceptable

Pedestrian Summary

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.


Pedestrian Rating Explained

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Pedestrian Rating - please view table for scores

Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
7.3 L/100km 171 g/km

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