Safety Features

See the list of 2008 BMW 3 Series safety features that comes standard for the available trims / styles.

328i Coupe

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Dual front 2-stage airbags w/occupant sensor & indicator light
  • Front side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain head protection system
  • Automatic safety belt assistant (driver & front passenger can reach & fasten safety belts w/ease, regardless of seating position or backrest angle)
  • All-position 3-point safety belts-inc: front pretensioners, front force limiters
  • All-passenger automatic locking retractor (ALR)
  • LATCH attachments for rear seats
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC)-inc: electronic brake proportioning, cornering & braking stability enhancement, dynamic brake control, brake fade compensation, brake standby, brake drying, start-off assist, dynamic traction control
  • Interlocking door anchoring system
  • Daytime running lights
  • Advanced crash safety management
  • Crash sensor-inc: doors unlock, hazard lights on, interior lighting on
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Battery safety terminal (BST)

328i Coupe SULEV

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Dual front 2-stage airbags w/occupant sensor & indicator light
  • Front side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain head protection system
  • Automatic safety belt assistant (driver & front passenger can reach & fasten safety belts w/ease, regardless of seating position or backrest angle)
  • All-position 3-point safety belts-inc: front pretensioners, front force limiters
  • All-passenger automatic locking retractor (ALR)
  • LATCH attachments for rear seats
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC)-inc: electronic brake proportioning, cornering & braking stability enhancement, dynamic brake control, brake fade compensation, brake standby, brake drying, start-off assist, dynamic traction control
  • Interlocking door anchoring system
  • Daytime running lights
  • Advanced crash safety management
  • Crash sensor-inc: doors unlock, hazard lights on, interior lighting on
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Battery safety terminal (BST)

328xi Coupe

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Dual front 2-stage airbags w/occupant sensor & indicator light
  • Front side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain head protection system
  • Automatic safety belt assistant (driver & front passenger can reach & fasten safety belts w/ease, regardless of seating position or backrest angle)
  • All-position 3-point safety belts-inc: front pretensioners, front force limiters
  • All-passenger automatic locking retractor (ALR)
  • LATCH attachments for rear seats
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC)-inc: electronic brake proportioning, cornering & braking stability enhancement, dynamic brake control, brake fade compensation, brake standby, brake drying, start-off assist, hill descent control
  • Interlocking door anchoring system
  • Daytime running lights
  • Advanced crash safety management
  • Crash sensor-inc: doors unlock, hazard lights on, interior lighting on
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Battery safety terminal (BST)

328xi Coupe SULEV

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Dual front 2-stage airbags w/occupant sensor & indicator light
  • Front side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain head protection system
  • Automatic safety belt assistant (driver & front passenger can reach & fasten safety belts w/ease, regardless of seating position or backrest angle)
  • All-position 3-point safety belts-inc: front pretensioners, front force limiters
  • All-passenger automatic locking retractor (ALR)
  • LATCH attachments for rear seats
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC)-inc: electronic brake proportioning, cornering & braking stability enhancement, dynamic brake control, brake fade compensation, brake standby, brake drying, start-off assist, hill descent control
  • Interlocking door anchoring system
  • Daytime running lights
  • Advanced crash safety management
  • Crash sensor-inc: doors unlock, hazard lights on, interior lighting on
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Battery safety terminal (BST)

335i Coupe

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Dual front 2-stage airbags w/occupant sensor & indicator light
  • Front side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain head protection system
  • Automatic safety belt assistant (driver & front passenger can reach & fasten safety belts w/ease, regardless of seating position or backrest angle)
  • All-position 3-point safety belts-inc: front pretensioners, front force limiters
  • All-passenger automatic locking retractor (ALR)
  • LATCH attachments for rear seats
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC)-inc: electronic brake proportioning, cornering & braking stability enhancement, dynamic brake control, brake fade compensation, brake standby, brake drying, start-off assist, dynamic traction control
  • Interlocking door anchoring system
  • Daytime running lights
  • Advanced crash safety management
  • Crash sensor-inc: doors unlock, hazard lights on, interior lighting on
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Battery safety terminal (BST)

335xi Coupe

  • Advanced crash safety management
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Dual front 2-stage airbags w/occupant sensor & indicator light
  • Front side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain head protection system
  • Automatic safety belt assistant (driver & front passenger can reach & fasten safety belts w/ease, regardless of seating position or backrest angle)
  • All-position 3-point safety belts-inc: front pretensioners, front force limiters
  • All-passenger automatic locking retractor (ALR)
  • LATCH attachments for rear seats
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC)-inc: electronic brake proportioning, cornering & braking stability enhancement, dynamic brake control, brake fade compensation, brake standby, brake drying, start-off assist, dynamic traction control
  • Interlocking door anchoring system
  • Daytime running lights
  • Crash sensor-inc: doors unlock, hazard lights on, interior lighting on
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Battery safety terminal (BST)

M3 M3 Coupe

  • High-performance tuned anti-lock braking system w/Dynamic Brake Control
  • Dual front 2-stage airbags w/occupant sensor & indicator light
  • Front side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain head protection system
  • All-passenger automatic locking retractor (ALR)
  • LATCH attachments for rear seats
  • Traction control w/Dynamic Stability Control/M Variable Differential Lock
  • Interlocking door anchoring system
  • Daytime running lights
  • Advanced crash safety management
  • Crash sensor-inc: doors unlock, hazard lights on, interior lighting on
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Battery safety terminal (BST)

328i Convertible

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Dual front 2-stage airbags w/occupant sensor & indicator light
  • Front side-impact airbags
  • Active knee protection airbags
  • All-position 3-point safety belts-inc: front pretensioners, front force limiters
  • All-passenger automatic locking retractor (ALR)
  • LATCH attachments for rear seats
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC)-inc: electronic brake proportioning, cornering & braking stability enhancement, dynamic brake control, brake fade compensation, brake standby, brake drying, start-off assist, dynamic traction control
  • Rollover protection system
  • Interlocking door anchoring system
  • Crushable pedals & footrest
  • Daytime running lights
  • Advanced crash safety management
  • Crash sensor-inc: doors unlock, hazard lights on, interior lighting on
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Battery safety terminal (BST)

328i Convertible SULEV

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Dual front 2-stage airbags w/occupant sensor & indicator light
  • Front side-impact airbags
  • Active knee protection airbags
  • All-position 3-point safety belts-inc: front pretensioners, front force limiters
  • All-passenger automatic locking retractor (ALR)
  • LATCH attachments for rear seats
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC)-inc: electronic brake proportioning, cornering & braking stability enhancement, dynamic brake control, brake fade compensation, brake standby, brake drying, start-off assist, dynamic traction control
  • Rollover protection system
  • Interlocking door anchoring system
  • Crushable pedals & footrest
  • Daytime running lights
  • Advanced crash safety management
  • Crash sensor-inc: doors unlock, hazard lights on, interior lighting on
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Battery safety terminal (BST)

335i Convertible

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Dual front 2-stage airbags w/occupant sensor & indicator light
  • Front side-impact airbags
  • Active knee protection airbags
  • All-position 3-point safety belts-inc: front pretensioners, front force limiters
  • All-passenger automatic locking retractor (ALR)
  • LATCH attachments for rear seats
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC)-inc: electronic brake proportioning, cornering & braking stability enhancement, dynamic brake control, brake fade compensation, brake standby, brake drying, start-off assist, dynamic traction control
  • Rollover protection system
  • Interlocking door anchoring system
  • Crushable pedals & footrest
  • Daytime running lights
  • Advanced crash safety management
  • Crash sensor-inc: doors unlock, hazard lights on, interior lighting on
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Battery safety terminal (BST)

M3 M3 Convertible

  • High-performance tuned anti-lock braking system w/Dynamic Brake Control
  • Dual front 2-stage airbags w/occupant sensor & indicator light
  • Front side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain head protection system
  • All-passenger automatic locking retractor (ALR)
  • LATCH attachments for rear seats
  • Traction control w/Dynamic Stability Control/M Variable Differential Lock
  • Rollover protection system
  • Interlocking door anchoring system
  • Daytime running lights
  • Advanced crash safety management
  • Crash sensor-inc: doors unlock, hazard lights on, interior lighting on
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Battery safety terminal (BST)

328i Sedan

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Dual front 2-stage airbags w/occupant sensor & indicator light
  • Front side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain head protection system
  • All-position 3-point safety belts-inc: front/rear outboard pretensioners, front force limiters
  • All-passenger automatic locking retractor (ALR)
  • LATCH attachments for rear seats
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC)-inc: electronic brake proportioning, cornering & braking stability enhancement, dynamic brake control, brake fade compensation, brake standby, brake drying, start-off assist, dynamic traction control
  • Interlocking door anchoring system
  • Daytime running lights
  • Advanced crash safety management
  • Crash sensor-inc: doors unlock, hazard lights on, interior lighting on
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Battery safety terminal (BST)

328i Sedan SULEV

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Dual front 2-stage airbags w/occupant sensor & indicator light
  • Front side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain head protection system
  • All-position 3-point safety belts-inc: front/rear outboard pretensioners, front force limiters
  • All-passenger automatic locking retractor (ALR)
  • LATCH attachments for rear seats
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC)-inc: electronic brake proportioning, cornering & braking stability enhancement, dynamic brake control, brake fade compensation, brake standby, brake drying, start-off assist, dynamic traction control
  • Interlocking door anchoring system
  • Daytime running lights
  • Advanced crash safety management
  • Crash sensor-inc: doors unlock, hazard lights on, interior lighting on
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Battery safety terminal (BST)

328i Sedan South Africa

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Dual front 2-stage airbags w/occupant sensor & indicator light
  • Front side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain head protection system
  • All-position 3-point safety belts-inc: front/rear outboard pretensioners, front force limiters
  • All-passenger automatic locking retractor (ALR)
  • LATCH attachments for rear seats
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC)-inc: electronic brake proportioning, cornering & braking stability enhancement, dynamic brake control, brake fade compensation, brake standby, brake drying, start-off assist, dynamic traction control
  • Interlocking door anchoring system
  • Daytime running lights
  • Advanced crash safety management
  • Crash sensor-inc: doors unlock, hazard lights on, interior lighting on
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Battery safety terminal (BST)

328i Sedan SULEV South Africa

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Dual front 2-stage airbags w/occupant sensor & indicator light
  • Front side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain head protection system
  • All-position 3-point safety belts-inc: front/rear outboard pretensioners, front force limiters
  • All-passenger automatic locking retractor (ALR)
  • LATCH attachments for rear seats
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC)-inc: electronic brake proportioning, cornering & braking stability enhancement, dynamic brake control, brake fade compensation, brake standby, brake drying, start-off assist, dynamic traction control
  • Interlocking door anchoring system
  • Daytime running lights
  • Advanced crash safety management
  • Crash sensor-inc: doors unlock, hazard lights on, interior lighting on
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Battery safety terminal (BST)

328xi Sedan

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Dual front 2-stage airbags w/occupant sensor & indicator light
  • Front side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain head protection system
  • All-position 3-point safety belts-inc: front/rear outboard pretensioners, front force limiters
  • All-passenger automatic locking retractor (ALR)
  • LATCH attachments for rear seats
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC)-inc: electronic brake proportioning, cornering & braking stability enhancement, dynamic brake control, brake fade compensation, brake standby, brake drying, start-off assist, hill descent control
  • Interlocking door anchoring system
  • Daytime running lights
  • Advanced crash safety management
  • Crash sensor-inc: doors unlock, hazard lights on, interior lighting on
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Battery safety terminal (BST)

328xi Sedan SULEV

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Dual front 2-stage airbags w/occupant sensor & indicator light
  • Front side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain head protection system
  • All-position 3-point safety belts-inc: front/rear outboard pretensioners, front force limiters
  • All-passenger automatic locking retractor (ALR)
  • LATCH attachments for rear seats
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC)-inc: electronic brake proportioning, cornering & braking stability enhancement, dynamic brake control, brake fade compensation, brake standby, brake drying, start-off assist, hill descent control
  • Interlocking door anchoring system
  • Daytime running lights
  • Advanced crash safety management
  • Crash sensor-inc: doors unlock, hazard lights on, interior lighting on
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Battery safety terminal (BST)

335i Sedan

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Dual front 2-stage airbags w/occupant sensor & indicator light
  • Front side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain head protection system
  • All-position 3-point safety belts-inc: front/rear outboard pretensioners, front force limiters
  • All-passenger automatic locking retractor (ALR)
  • LATCH attachments for rear seats
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC)-inc: electronic brake proportioning, cornering & braking stability enhancement, dynamic brake control, brake fade compensation, brake standby, brake drying, start-off assist, dynamic traction control
  • Interlocking door anchoring system
  • Daytime running lights
  • Advanced crash safety management
  • Crash sensor-inc: doors unlock, hazard lights on, interior lighting on
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Battery safety terminal (BST)

335i Sedan South Africa

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Dual front 2-stage airbags w/occupant sensor & indicator light
  • Front side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain head protection system
  • All-position 3-point safety belts-inc: front/rear outboard pretensioners, front force limiters
  • All-passenger automatic locking retractor (ALR)
  • LATCH attachments for rear seats
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC)-inc: electronic brake proportioning, cornering & braking stability enhancement, dynamic brake control, brake fade compensation, brake standby, brake drying, start-off assist, dynamic traction control
  • Interlocking door anchoring system
  • Daytime running lights
  • Advanced crash safety management
  • Crash sensor-inc: doors unlock, hazard lights on, interior lighting on
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Battery safety terminal (BST)

335xi Sedan

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Dual front 2-stage airbags w/occupant sensor & indicator light
  • Front side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain head protection system
  • All-position 3-point safety belts-inc: front/rear outboard pretensioners, front force limiters
  • All-passenger automatic locking retractor (ALR)
  • LATCH attachments for rear seats
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC)-inc: electronic brake proportioning, cornering & braking stability enhancement, dynamic brake control, brake fade compensation, brake standby, brake drying, start-off assist, hill descent control
  • Interlocking door anchoring system
  • Daytime running lights
  • Advanced crash safety management
  • Crash sensor-inc: doors unlock, hazard lights on, interior lighting on
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Battery safety terminal (BST)

M3 M3 Sedan

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Dual front 2-stage airbags w/occupant sensor & indicator light
  • Front side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain head protection system
  • All-passenger automatic locking retractor (ALR)
  • LATCH attachments for rear seats
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC)-inc: electronic brake proportioning, cornering & braking stability enhancement, dynamic brake control, brake fade compensation, brake standby, brake drying, start-off assist, dynamic traction control
  • Interlocking door anchoring system
  • Daytime running lights
  • Advanced crash safety management
  • Crash sensor-inc: doors unlock, hazard lights on, interior lighting on
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Battery safety terminal (BST)

328i Sports Wagon

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Dual front 2-stage airbags w/occupant sensor & indicator light
  • Front side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain head protection system
  • All-position 3-point safety belts-inc: front/rear outboard pretensioners, front force limiters
  • All-passenger automatic locking retractor (ALR)
  • LATCH attachments for rear seats
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC)-inc: electronic brake proportioning, cornering & braking stability enhancement, dynamic brake control, brake fade compensation, brake standby, brake drying, start-off assist, dynamic traction control
  • Interlocking door anchoring system
  • Daytime running lights
  • Advanced crash safety management
  • Crash sensor-inc: doors unlock, hazard lights on, interior lighting on
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Battery safety terminal (BST)

328xi Sports Wagon

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Dual front 2-stage airbags w/occupant sensor & indicator light
  • Front side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain head protection system
  • All-position 3-point safety belts-inc: front/rear outboard pretensioners, front force limiters
  • All-passenger automatic locking retractor (ALR)
  • LATCH attachments for rear seats
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC)-inc: electronic brake proportioning, cornering & braking stability enhancement, dynamic brake control, brake fade compensation, brake standby, brake drying, start-off assist, hill descent control
  • Interlocking door anchoring system
  • Daytime running lights
  • Advanced crash safety management
  • Crash sensor-inc: doors unlock, hazard lights on, interior lighting on
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Battery safety terminal (BST)