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BMW 3 Series 2019

The 2019 BMW 3 Series prior to crash testing.

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5 star ANCAP rated 2019

The BMW 3 Series was introduced in Australia and New Zealand in March 2019. This ANCAP safety rating applies to all 2.0 litre RWD variants. Other variants are unrated.


Test Results Summary
Crash TestScore
Adult Occupant Protection 37.06 out of 38
    Frontal Offset Test 7.88 out of 8
    Full Width Frontal Test 7.61 out of 8
    Side Impact Test 8 out of 8
    Oblique Pole Test 8 out of 8
    Whiplash Protection Test 1.58 out of 2
    AEB - City 4 out of 4
Child Occupant Protection 43.00 out of 49
Safety Assist 10.11 out of 13
    Speed Assistance Systems 2.38 out of 3
    Seat Belt Reminders 3 out of 3
    Lane Support Systems 2 out of 4
    AEB - Interurban 2.74 out of 3
Vulnerable Road User Protection 42.02 out of 48
    AEB - Pedestrian 5.35 out of 6
    AEB - Cyclist 5.11 out of 6

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 frontal, side chest-protecting and side head-protecting (curtains) and a driver knee airbag are standard.

Autonomous emergency braking (City, Interurban and Vulnerable Road User), and lane keep assist (LKA) with lane departure warning (LDW), are standard on all variants.

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Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 7.88 pts (out of 8)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 3.75 pts

The passenger compartment of the BMW 3 Series remained stable in the frontal offset test. Dummy readings indicated ADEQUATE protection of the driver and passenger lower legs. Protection was GOOD for all other critical body regions.

What is frontal offset test?

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Side Impact Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 8 pts (out of 8)
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

In the side impact test and the oblique pole test, protection offered to all critical body regions was GOOD and the vehicle scored maximum points in these tests.

What is side impact test?

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Full Width Frontal Test

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Driver* pts (out of )
Head 4 pts
Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.49 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Rear Passenger* pts (out of )
Head 4 pts
Neck 3.38 pts
Chest 3.56 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts

In the full width frontal test, protection was ADEQUATE for the neck and chest of the rear passenger and the chest of the driver, with GOOD protection of all other critical body areas.

What is full width frontal test?

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Pole Test

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Pole* pts (out of )
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts
What is pole test?

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Whiplash Protection Test

Rear: 0.38 points

Front: 1.20 points

Whiplash Protection Crash Test Image

Child Protection Test

In the frontal offset test, protection of the neck of the 6 year dummy was ADEQUATE, while the protection offered to all other critical body regions of the 6 year and 10 year dummies was GOOD.

In the side impact test, protection of all critical body areas was GOOD for both child dummies and maximum points were scored.

The BMW 3 Series is fitted with lower ISOFix anchorages on rear outboard seats and top tether anchorages for all rear seating positions.

Installation of typical child restraints available in Australia and New Zealand showed most child restraints could be accommodated in most rear seating positions, however the Type A capsule and one of the booster seats could not be correctly installed in the rear outboard seating positions.

Pedestrian Summary

The BMW 3 Series has an ‘active’ bonnet. Sensors detect when a pedestrian has been struck and the bonnet lifts to provide greater clearance to the hard structures in the engine compartment. The vehicle was tested with the bonnet in the raised position and GOOD or ADEQUATE results were recorded over most of the bonnet area with POOR results recorded on the base of the windscreen and the windscreen pillars. Protection of the pelvis was mixed, with areas of GOOD and POOR performance, while the bumper provided GOOD protection to pedestrians’ legs.

The AEB system offered GOOD performance in tests of its effectiveness in pedestrian test scenarios under both daylight and night-time conditions.

GOOD performance was also seen in cyclist test scenarios with collisions avoided or mitigated at all test speeds. The system’s overall performance was classified as GOOD.


Pedestrian Rating Explained

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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
4.5 L/100km 119 g/km

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