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BMW X3 2017

The 2017 BMW X3 hitting the barrier in the frontal offset test.

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2017 tested 5 star ANCAP rating

The tested model of BMW X3 was introduced in Australia and New Zealand in November 2017 with build dates commencing August 2017. This ANCAP safety rating applies to XDrive20d variants. Other variants are currently unrated.


Test Results Summary
Crash TestScore
Adult Occupant Protection 35.41 out of 38
    Full Width Frontal Test 7.34 out of 8
    Frontal Offset Test 7.42 out of 8
    Side Impact Test 8 out of 8
    Pole Test 7.30 out of 8
    Whiplash Protection Test 2.36 out of 3
    AEB (City) 3 out of 3
Child Occupant Protection 41.23 out of 49
Safety Assist 7.04 12
    Speed Assistance System 1.50 out of 3
    Seat Belt Reminders 3 out of 3
    Lane Support System 0 out of 3
    AEB (Interurban) 2.54 out of 3
Pedestrian Protection 29.42 out of 42

Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

Dual frontal, side chest, side head-protecting (curtain) and driver knee airbags are standard. Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and a lane departure warning (LDW) system are also standard.

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Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

Frontal Offset Test Image
Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 7.42 pts (out of 8)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 2.98 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 3.86 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the frontal offset test. Good protection was offered to the head and upper legs of both the driver and passenger dummies and the chest of the passenger. Acceptable protection was offered to the driver’s chest and lower legs. All doors remained closed during the test. After the test, all doors could be opened with normal effort.

What is frontal offset test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Side Impact Test Results

Side Impact Test Image
Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 8 pts (out of 8)
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

Good protection was offered to all critical body regions of the driver in the side impact test.

What is side impact test?

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Full Width Frontal Test

Full Width Test Image
Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Driver* pts (out of )
Head 4 pts
Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.02 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Rear Passenger* pts (out of )
Head 4 pts
Neck 4 pts
Chest 2.33 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts

In the full width frontal test, chest protection of the driver was rated acceptable and that of the rear passenger was rated marginal. Good protection was offered to all other critical body regions.

What is full width frontal test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Pole Test

Pole Test Image
Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Pole* pts (out of )
Head 4 pts
Chest 2.59 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

In the pole test, chest protection offered to the driver was rated marginal.

What is pole test?

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Whiplash Protection Test

Front / Rear: 1.61 points

Rear: 0.75 points

AEB (City): 3.00 points

Whiplash Protection Crash Test Image

Child Protection Test

Crash Test Performance

6 year old child: 10.90 points

10 year old child: 11.33 points

In the frontal offset test, protection of the neck of the 10 year old dummy was rated as marginal. Otherwise, protection of both child dummies was good or adequate. In the side impact test, protection of both dummies was good for all critical body areas.

Child Safety Features & Child Seat Installation

Safety features: 7.00 points

Installation check: 12.00 points

Pedestrian Summary

Scored out of 42 points

Adult & child head impacts: 19.46 points

Upper leg impacts: 0.00 points

Lower leg impacts: 6.00 points

AEB (VRU): 3.95 points

This vehicle scored 29.42 out of 42 points. The X3 has an 'active', deployable bonnet. Sensors detect when a pedestrian has been struck and the bonnet lifts to provide greater clearance to the hard structures in the engine compartment. The X3 was tested with the bonnet in the raised position with results showing good or adequate protection over most of the bonnet surface. The protection provided to pedestrians' legs was good at all test locations, however the protection provided to the pelvis was poor at all locations.

The X3 is fitted with an autonomous emergency braking system capable of recognising and reacting to pedestrians. In tests of its effectiveness, the system performed adequately, with collisions avoided or mitigated in several test scenarios and speeds. (Tested by Euro NCAP v8.3)


Pedestrian Rating Explained

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Pedestrian Rating - please view table for scores

Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
5.7 L/100km 149 g/km

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