2017 BMW 3 Series Airbags, Safety Features, Safety Score

2017 BMW 3 Series

The BMW 3 series has been a sporty family choice since its introduction in 1970s. This sixth generation 3 Series continues to be a four door, front engine car with rear wheel transmission. However, it remains available in varied body styles: Touring Estate (F31); two – door 4 Series Coupe (F32) and Convertible (F33); five – door 3 Series Gran Turismo (F34) and five – door 4 Series Gran Coupe (F36). Along with this, there are four trim options: SE, Sports, Luxury and M Sport variants.


2017 BMW 3 Series Safety Features

How many Airbags in BMW 3 series?

The BMW 3 series is well equipped with best of features to ensure maximum safety of its occupants’. The Airbags get deployed as soon as a collision happens according to the side and intensity. For this, there are six airbags, which include Front Impact Airbags for the safety of front passenger and the driver prioritising head protection; Side Curtain Airbags to protect the occupants during a side collision; Overhead Airbags for protection during a rollover; and Knee Airbags for protecting the occupants’ knees or torso during any collision.

Other Safety Features of BMW 3 Series

Apart from the airbags, the seat belt pretensioners and active head restraints also get activated on collision. To prevent any chances of fire in more worse a case, the battery generator gets extricated and fuel pump gets disabled. On an impact, the Central Locking System also gets deactivated, unlocking all doors and switching the lights on. Hence, the passengers may easily come out of the accidental car. To add on to all these features, there is an Automatic Notification System which communicates the Emergency Responders about the details of the trauma or accident.

BMW 3 Series Safety Score ?

That is how the 2017 BMW 3 Series has received a ‘Good’ ranking from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in varied test results such as Moderate Overlap Front Test, Small Overlap Front Test, Side Impact Test, Rear Crash Protection and Roof Strength Test. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has awarded an overall Five Star rating in conjunction with Four Stars in Frontal Crash Test, Five Stars in Side Crash Test and Five Stars in Rollover Test.


2017 BMW 3 Series Engine

The new generation 3 Series is powered by a 180 horsepower turbocharged 2.0 liter inline – four engine (320i and 330i) as the principle engine. However, it presents a 320 horsepower turbocharged inline – six (340i) as well, as an option. There is optional sturdier turbocharged inline – four as well as diesel and gasoline – electric plug – in hybrid variants. These come paired with eight – speed automatic transmission. The fuel economy for the diesel four – cylinder variants is remarkable.

2017 BMW 3 Series Styling

The BMW 3 Series offers firm built and contemporary designing with extensive use of luxurious materials for the interiors. The leg space is adequate for the rear seat passengers and not ample in the compact 3 Series vehicles. Same goes the case with the cargo space. However, the two five door models of the 3 Series boasts better leg room or cabin and cargo space. The seats are quite accommodating and comfortable. Leatherette upholstery comes standard and heated seats and power adjustable front seats are at hand as an option in the higher level models. There is push button ignition, dual zone automatic climate control, an upgraded audio system with nine speakers, and an iDrive Infotainment system with standard 6.5 inch display screen, that comes standard in the 2017 3 Series. However, there are innumerable upgraded features available on choice like Blind Spot Monitoring System, Lane Departure Warning System, Forward Collision Warning System, Automatic Emergency Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, Rearview Camera, Surround – view Camera, Raer and front Parking Sensors, Moonroof, Apple CarPlay and Navigation with real – time traffic.

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