When you’re navigating city streets on your daily commute, winding over back roads on your weekends off, bringing the kids to soccer practice, or running errands, you want to enjoy the thrill of exceptional handling and performance. But all that means nothing if the vehicle you are driving is not safe. With the 2019 BMW 3 Series, you can ride easy. It has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s highest recommendation, earning the Top Safety Pick+ designation.
The previous BMW 3 Series earned the highest “Good” score in every crash test it was put through. The new edition improves on this with forward collision prevention, which improved to a “Superior” score for both standard models and those with optional equipment. The 3 comes to a complete stop at both the 12 and 25 mph test speeds, unlike its predecessor which only gave a forward collision warning.
The 2019 BMW 3 Series also adds improved headlights and child seat anchors. The previous edition earned only a “Poor” rating for headlights (except for their highest end optional ones, which received an “Acceptable.”) BMW improved this to “Good” for the optional curve-adaptive headlights from the Executive Package. Child seat LATCH anchors also improved from “Marginal” to “Good.”
To receive the Top Safety Pick+ designation, a vehicle must earn “Good” ratings in several categories:
- Driver-side small overlap front
- Passenger-side small overlap front
- Moderate overlap front
- Roof strength
- Head restraint tests
AND an “Advanced” or “Superior” rating in front crash prevention.
The BMW 3 Series clearly excelled in front end crash prevention, a feature which will bring peace of mind to drivers (and their passengers).
Your safety is the top priority. And when you can combine safety with refined features, all the better! The 2019 BMW 3 Series excels on all fronts.