You need to understand the comments every car has comments like that, even the cars that score 5 stars. Plus the i3 actually scored very high in crash tests for both the driver and passengers. The car actually did achieve a 5 star rating for crash tests but the overall score was just shy of 5 stars because BMW chose to make certain things optional like rear seat belt warning light and automatic speed regulation. If BMW had made those two things standard the car would have been given a 5 star overall rating.gaz26 wrote:Should owners be concerned by the NCAP results showing such poor protection for pedestrians? Given the near silent running of an electric car and the expectation most of its work will be in the city how do the engineers at BMW design a car that NCAP shows would probably not be a good experience for a pedestrian if hitting one.
The i3 is not exactly an object of beauty like a Ferrari so what has gone wrong here?
It also appears in efforts to maybe save weight the seats and headrests may not be optimal in terms of top safety, hence the NCAP comments about whiplash?
If you are worrying about pedestrian issues take a look at the Chevy Volt's past history, because the i3 scored better than the Volt did in this category, et I don't hear any problems that the Volt is having with this: