BMW is an of them marks of cars that greater effort puts to the safety of their vehicles is out of all doubt. Inclusion in their models of the most advanced systems of security and driving aid do that whenever they are subjected to the crash test always resolve them with very good grades. However in all them countries the tests not are the same and can give is cases as that has happened now.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has decided to test the current generation of the BMW 3 series to learn how to solve the test shock to 25 per cent on the front of the car. This test is not performed in Europe by EuroNCAP and therefore manufacturers usually not it take into account when developing the structures and their models chassis. However in the United States is a test which adds much value to the safety of a car in the event of a frontal impact with this level of overlap.
As it can be seen in the video the current 3 series just not very well after impact against the barrier to the 25 per cent. However, Note that they have obtained with respect to 2015 units is Top Safety pick + and the reason is based on the same model was already tested with units of that year and the note was even worse. After obtaining this rotten score the manufacturer modified part of its structure and recalibrated its system shock prevention and lighting system.
With all this, now if can tell that your model is one of them more sure of your class in what regard to this type of crash test and of impacts. However this qualification has her share with the new Audi A4 since the signing of the four rings model was the first of its category, which earned this score.
The other model that also has last by the tests of the IIHS is the BMW series 2 Coupe. The note obtained by the small Coupe has not been as good as his older brother. In the previous test the score obtained was equal that the series 3 (Marginal) and despite having received improvements similar in its chassis and system of lighting and of braking of emergency only has attained get as note an approved. Therefore, passing on tiptoe by the sufficient but surely BMW engineers will work to improve it in a short time.
Source-Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)