Ever wondered how well your car would fare in an accident?
The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) is a European car safety performance assessment programme based in Brussels, Belgium, and founded in 1997 by the Transport Research Laboratory for the UK Department for Transport and backed by several European governments, as well as by the European Union.
Frontal tests are performed at 64 km/h into an offset deformable barrier. This is designed to represent an impact with a vehicle of similar mass and structure as the car itself. The side impact tests are performed at 50 km/h, while the side impact pole test is performed at 29 km/h.
We bring you the first in a series of Euro NCAP crash test videos. The BMW F30 3 Series has a full five-star rating with 95% for adult safety, 85% for child occupant safety and 78% for pedestrian safety.