2012 BMW M3 Safety

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Neither the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) nor the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) has crash-tested the 2012 BMW M3. The last-generation 3-Series the M3 shares its core structural underpinnings with, however, fared well in crash tests, with only side-impact protection falling slightly below top marks.

The 2012 M3 also includes standard dual front, side, and side-curtain airbags; anti-lock brakes; and stability and traction control. Optional upgrades include a rearview camera and adaptive cruise control. Visibility in both models is very good, though the convertibles suffer slightly with rearward visibility with the top up.

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