The BMW Z4 is the third and last roadster tested this year and the one that has been out on the market the longest. The sports car received a facelift in 2013, but it has not kept up with the advancements in Euro NCAP's rating scheme. Lacking crash avoidance technologies such as AEB, lane assist and speed assist systems that are so common on other popular BMW models, the Z4 received a 3 star rating.

The passenger compartment of the Z4 remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of both the driver and passenger dummies. BMW showed that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. In the full width rigid barrier test, protection of all critical body regions was good and the Z4 scored maximum points in this test. Maximum points were scored also in the side impact barrier test, with good all-round protection. No pole test was performed for this assessment. The seats and head restraints demonstrated good protection against whiplash injury in the event of a rear-end collision. An autonomous emergency braking system is not available on the Z4.

As the Z4 is a two-seater, the assessment of child protection is based on the features available in the vehicle for safe transportation of children in the front passenger seat, and on the installation of various types of restraints in that seating position. The front passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. However, the information provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag is not sufficiently clear and the system was not rewarded. All of the restraint types for which the Z4 is designed could be properly installed and accommodated.

The Z4 has an 'active' bonnet. Sensors in the bumper detect when a pedestrian has been struck and actuators lift the bonnet, creating more space between the surface and the hard structures in the engine compartment. BMW showed that the bonnet would deploy robustly over a range of speeds and for a variety of pedestrian statures. Accordingly, the bonnet was tested in the deployed (raised) position. Results were almost predominantly good or adequate on bonnet surface. The bumper offered good or adequate protection to pedestrians' legs and protection of the pelvis region was good at all test locations.

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Comments

    • Archana Taneja
      Archana Taneja

      Ghutgirrhjhgfhgsgji

      about 4 months ago
    • TOXIC-Saad 022
      TOXIC-Saad 022

      IT IS MUCH SAFER THEN I THOUGHT

      about 1 year ago
    • Neo ́s World
      Neo ́s World

      Waaaaaaa seid ihr verrückt, kann man das nicht am Computer machen.......das schöne Auto

      about 1 year ago
    • Kenneth Rubio
      Kenneth Rubio

      Watching my dream car get wrecked...

      about 2 years ago
    • krezo
      krezo In reply to Kenneth Rubio

      Kenneth Rubio its an awesome car mate
      I got one in silver

      about 2 years ago
    • ComeFlyWithMe2011
      ComeFlyWithMe2011

      If you have a question of why it scored 3 stars, READ THE DESCRIPTION. It is a very safe car in an accident but losses stars because it doesn't have the latest active tech like lane departure warning and such.

      about 2 years ago
    • Reed20v
      Reed20v

      So it lost stars because it doesn't have a bunch of OTT radar technology and you actually have to pay attention like every other car made more than 2 years ago.

      Also the E89 came out at the end of 2009, was AEB and lane/speed assist even available back then?

      I'll try not to get into a side impact in mine however...


      Regards,
      Z4 fanboy

      about 3 years ago
    • Hoc Gt
      Hoc Gt

      the car was good in all situations , why 3 stars?? bcuz it has not roof ?

      about 4 years ago
    • iiFrxzzle
      iiFrxzzle In reply to Hoc Gt

      Idc

      about 2 years ago
    • Arven Tahtyan
      Arven Tahtyan

      still the prettiest car

      about 4 years ago
    • Sergei Eternal
      Sergei Eternal

      ха-ха тест на швидкості 64 km/h, на такій свидкості ніхто не їде!!! покажіть краш тест як мінімум на 150 km/h

      about 4 years ago
    • Sam Rocker
      Sam Rocker

      3 stars? A coffin it is.

      about 4 years ago
    • The Metal Butcher
      The Metal Butcher In reply to Sam Rocker

      Bullshit. Totally judging by the rating. It scored excellent in passive safety, it just lost stars for shitty active safety features that fail.

      about 3 years ago
    • Zavier Brewer
      Zavier Brewer

      Can someone explain to me why did it get a 3 star? The car seemed to handle everything pretty well!

      about 4 years ago
    • The Metal Butcher
      The Metal Butcher In reply to Zavier Brewer

      "Lacking crash avoidance technologies such as AEB, lane assist and speed
      assist systems that are so common on other popular BMW models, the Z4
      received a 3 star rating." Basically crappy active safety technologies that fail.

      about 3 years ago
    • Limpan Olofsson
      Limpan Olofsson In reply to Zavier Brewer

      I know....

      about 4 years ago
    • Johannes R.
      Johannes R. In reply to Zavier Brewer

      +Limpan Olofsson Its a Cabrio ...

      about 4 years ago
    • Limpan Olofsson
      Limpan Olofsson In reply to Zavier Brewer

      1:47 Look at the air bag.

      about 4 years ago
    • Limpan Olofsson
      Limpan Olofsson In reply to Zavier Brewer

      1:38

      about 4 years ago
    • Tasos Stavrou
      Tasos Stavrou

      This is an old bmw

      about 4 years ago
    • El Salvador
      El Salvador

      cars are not made as resistant as before...

      about 4 years ago
    • 2wheels Onegoon
      2wheels Onegoon

      Happy to see euro ncap has turned from the primitive crash test of just a wall to overlap laps test like th iihs

      about 4 years ago
    • Captain Ahab
      Captain Ahab

      "Pedastrian head impact test" i think you'd be concerned about someones head flying rather than your front bumper :p

      about 4 years ago
    • dzeep ndlovu
      dzeep ndlovu

      Smart car is safer than the z4...wow

      about 4 years ago
    • NicoDarko
      NicoDarko In reply to dzeep ndlovu

      +Carshunter99 yes The tridion is from Smart. Youre Right.

      about 4 years ago
    • NicoDarko
      NicoDarko In reply to dzeep ndlovu

      +Carshunter99 i work for Smart. I know what i said. Design is from smart. But all the part of The Smart fortwo is from Renault. The engine is The 0.9 l from The dacia and Renault.

      about 4 years ago
    • MarquRS
      MarquRS

      What three stars in BMW ? this is old ?

      about 4 years ago
    • joe bloggs
      joe bloggs In reply to MarquRS

      @MrCarGuy20 Except it isn't

      about 8 months ago
    • MrCarGuy20
      MrCarGuy20 In reply to MarquRS

      @joe bloggs What exactly was wrong about my comment? It remains factually true.

      about 8 months ago
    • joe bloggs
      joe bloggs In reply to MarquRS

      @MrCarGuy20 Don't think so mate, even 3 years later. Try reading what the video poster has said in the description and besides Euro NCAP works very differently to the US.

      about 8 months ago
    • MrCarGuy20
      MrCarGuy20 In reply to MarquRS

      @joe bloggs Wrong. Even 3 years later.

      about 8 months ago
    • joe bloggs
      joe bloggs In reply to MarquRS

      @MrCarGuy20 What rubbish, its been given 3 stars due to not having any of the modern safety tech such lane departure warning blind spot assist etc which sometimes don't work anyway, I should know I have a new car with such tech and it does not always work. Read the you tubers description the car performed very well in all other areas.

      about 8 months ago
    • Rafa The crack
      Rafa The crack

      1st

      about 4 years ago
    • Rafa The crack
      Rafa The crack In reply to Rafa The crack

      +Bojidar Martinov To eat some nuts

      about 4 years ago
    • Bojidar Martinov
      Bojidar Martinov In reply to Rafa The crack

      to eat an egg

      about 4 years ago