Euro NCAP scores
Adult Occupant: 5/5 stars
Child Occupant: 4/5 stars
Pedestrian: 1/4 stars

The Euro NCAP noted the poor pedestrian protection awarding 4 points out of 36, reporting the 3-series was “very disappointing” in this measure.


The IIHS gives the 3-series a “Good” overall rating in both the frontal and side impact crash tests. The 3-series received “Good” marks in all six of the frontal crash test categories. And “Good” marks in six of the nine categories in the side impact test. The IIHS also gave the 3-series the Top Safety Pick award. The convertible is rated “Marginal” in side impacts making the 3-series convertible the lowest rated vehicle currently sold in its class in IIHS tests.

2008 sedan NHTSA scores
Frontal Driver: 4/5 stars
Frontal Passenger: 4/5 stars
Side Driver: 5/5 stars
Side Rear Passenger: 5/5 stars
Rollover: 4/5 stars

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