THE SAFE WAY TO GET AHEAD.
Safety & Comfort in the new BMW M3 Sedan.
Safety is of the utmost importance when pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. The BMW M3 Sedan actively protects you with its Adaptive Headlights and M driver orientation. The use of particularly stable materials like carbon ensures additional passive safety. And Comfort Access makes it easy to open the doors or load the vehicle.
M DRIVER ORIENTATION.
M vehicle's ergonomic concept features the exclusive cockpit with M's characteristic driver orientation. All controls are consistently designed with a focus on the driver. As in racing, intuitive and absolute control over the vehicle is our priority, as is enabling the shortest possible reaction times.
ACTIVE AND PASSIVE SAFETY.
M cars come with a package of intelligent safety features aimed at minimizing the risk of accidents – and for that great feeling of knowing one is are always in safe hands. Highly robust, large-volume supporting structures and the intelligent use of ultra-high-strength multi-phase steel ensure maximum rigidity in the safety passenger cell, while keeping the overall weight to a minimum.
The impact of a collision is channelled away from the passenger cell to other parts of the car body, such as the undercarriage, side members, front bulkhead or roof and is absorbed by deformation zones at the front and rear. In the case of a side-on collision, occupants are protected by strengthened structures in the B-pillars and side skirts, highly rigid side impact protection in the doors, as well as a stable seat crossmember.
To better protect pedestrians, a shock absorber is built into the front area between the bumper and bumper cover, which reduces the severity of leg injuries in the event of an accident. In addition, the bonnet is fitted with deformation elements that form a crumple zone and help absorb impact energy.
Active Protection warns the driver if it detects signs of tiredness, safety belts are pretensioned in critical situations, electric seats are returned to upright positions and the windows and sliding roofs are closed. After an accident occurs, the system is able to brake the vehicle to a stop.
The Comfort Access system makes it possible to open the driver and front passenger doors and the luggage compartment without using the key. This equipment option also includes vicinity lighting in the exterior door handles at the front and rear, as well as contactless opening of the tailgate with a brief movement of the foot under the rear bumper.
ADAPTIVE LED HEADLIGHTS.
Adaptive LED Headlights with full LED technology include integrated turn indicators, low-beam headlights, high-beam headlights, as well as daytime running lights for safety and optimal illumination of the road. The dynamically elongated LED turn indicators make a striking impression above the characteristic LED light rings. BMW Selective Beam (anti-dazzle High-Beam Function) and Adaptive Headlights with variable light control effectively enhance visibility at night – for relaxed driving almost like in daylight.