Euro NCAP

See the safety results of the BMW 3 Series by Euro NCAP

Results
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CleanAir Created with Sketch.
6.2 10 Clean Air Index
EnergyEfficiency Created with Sketch.
6.0 10 Energy Efficiency Index
0.6 10 Greenhouse Gas Index
Laboratory TestsNMHCNOXNH3COPN
7.410Cold test
7.410Warm test
5.210Cold Ambient test
4.910Highway
Road test
6.910On-Road Drive
5.88On-Road Heavy Load
2.95On-Road Light Load
3.45On-Road Short Trip
0.02Congestion
Robustness
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

The 320d keeps particulate number (PN) under tight control, thanks to its diesel particulate filter (DPF). In general Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) are also kept in check by selective catalyst reduction (SCR) but are high in the on-road congestion test.

Laboratory TestsEnergy
6.710Cold test
7.410Warm test
4.610Cold Ambient test
5.410Highway
ConsumptionDriving range
Average 5.2l100 km 1144km
Worst-case 6.4l100 km 926km
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

The 320d is not an especially light car and, with a 140 kW engine, its performance in the Energy Efficiency assessment was impressive. Average consumption of just 5.2 l/100 km in the laboratory tests, combined with a 59 litre tank, leads to an average calculated driving range of 1,144 km.

Greenhouse GasesCO2N2OCH4
0.57Cold test
0.27Warm test
0.07Cold Ambient test
1.37Highway
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

Emissions of Nitrous Oxide (N2O), a powerful greenhouse gas that is not regulated by legislation, was high in all of Green NCAP's tests and the car lost virtually all points in this part of the assessment.

Our verdict

The BMW 3 Series, now in its seventh generation, is tested here with the 2.0 litre turbocharged engine, and impresses and disappoints in roughly equal measure. Pollutant emissions are, in general, well controlled, thanks to selective catalyst reduction and a diesel particulate filter, and this is reflected in an index of 6.2 in this part of the assessment. Energy efficiency is also good, and the car scores well again in this area. However, emissions of Nitrous Oxide (N2O), a powerful but unregulated greenhouse gas, are excessive in all of Green NCAP's tests, and the car scores almost nothing for its performance in this part of the assessment. Overall, the 320d clears the hurdle for a 2½ star rating.

Specifications

  • Publication Date 11 2020
  • Tested Car WBA5V51070AJ5XXXX
  • Emissions Class Euro 6d-Temp
  • Tyres 225/45/18/95Y
  • Mass 1,572 kg
  • Engine Size 1,995 cc
  • Engine Power/Torque 140 kW/400 Nm
  • Published CO2 138 g/km