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The Euro NCAP finished testing the all-new 2018 BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle only a short time after BMW's newest X vehicle's market launch, and the results are everything for which BMW had hoped and designed the X3. The mid-size SAV received five stars from the Euro NCAP with a rating of 93 percent for protection of adult occupants.

In addition to doing well on the crash tests, the X3's electronic assistance systems helped avoid collisions with autonomous emergency braking and at higher speeds, reduced the force of the impacts thereby mitigating potential damage and injury.

Regarding the X3's test results, Michiel van Ratingen, the General Secretary of the Euro NCAP observed, "Although these results may seem somewhat unsurprising to some, they represent outstanding engineering achievement. One should not take it for granted, because for the Euro NCAP rating over fifteen different tests and hundreds of individual conditions play a role, which are tightened again and again. It is very gratifying that manufacturers continue to see a five-star rating as the target for most new developments. "

Two variants of the G01 BMW X3 were subjected to Euro NCAP testing: the xDrive30i and xDrive30d. According to the test administrators, the results of these two vehicles can be extrapolated across the X3 line.—Scott Blazey

[Photo courtesy of Euro NCAP.]