The compact SUV BMW-badged managed to get the maximum 5-star rating at Euro NCAP, but however pedestrian protection isn’t so good so automotive engineers should try and come up with new materials for the front end, like gelatin or feathers, but even though they pull this out, the 1.8 tone car hitting a person wouldn’t be too pleasant.
According to the European safety specialists, the X3 got 41 points for child protection while the front collision test got 14.6 points. The side barrier impact proved that the SUV offers maximum protection, while the side pole impact revealed weak chest protection.
The BMW X3 lost some points at the seatbelt reminder system, which works for the driver and passenger and not for the rear seats, but gained some new ones because it’s offering standard ESP. Because BMW’s SUV tested at Euro NCAP doesn’t offer a speed limitation device, the car got 71 percent for Safety Assist.
Overall the BMW X3 powered by the 2.0 liter diesel engine received a maximum 5-star rating.