The BMW 3 Series has not only proved popular with car reviewers and buyers, it has also impressed What Car? Safety Award judges, who have named it the safest car of the year.
The seventh-generation 3 Series beat the Tesla Model 3 and Mercedes CLA to the Thatcham Research-sponsored award by a bumper’s length.
Matthew Avery, Thatcham Research director of research and Safety Award judge comments: “The BMW 3 Series is a worthy winner of this year’s Safety Award. It’s a great safety all-rounder, registering some of the highest scores seen in Euro NCAP impact testing. It also has a very good Autonomous Emergency Braking system which can detect other vehicles along with pedestrians and cyclists.”
Watch as Matthew Avery shows Claire Evans, What Car? consumer editor, why the BMW 3 Series was crowned overall winner, while demonstrating the safety credentials of the two runners up.