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2010 BMW M3 - Safety Review and Crash Test Ratings

 
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The 2010 BMW M3 has all the usual safety gear, but hasn't been crash-tested.
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The 2010 BMW M3 lineup has not been crash-tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). However, the agencies have tested the essentially similar 3-Series sedan and coupe, which earn four stars for front impacts and five stars for side impacts from NHTSA. The IIHS rates the 3-Series coupe and sedan "good" for front and side impacts, while the convertible is rated at "good" for front and "marginal" for side impacts.

Dual front, side, and curtain airbags are standard; so are anti-lock brakes, as well as stability and traction control. According to Edmunds, the 2010 BMW M3 offers a comprehensive safety package, including "full-length side curtain airbags, front seat side airbags [and] antilock disc brakes."

Visibility in all three versions is good; the M3 "offers good visibility and an excellent driving position," adds Edmunds, though convertibles suffer a bit to the rear quarters when the roof is raised.

Conclusion

The 2010 BMW M3 has all the usual safety gear, but hasn't been crash-tested.

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