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Safety Features

See the list of 2012 BMW 3 Series safety features that comes standard for the available trims / styles.

328i Coupe

  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC) including brake fade compensation, start-off assistant, brake drying, and brake stand-by features, with dynamic traction control (DTC)
  • Interlocking door anchoring system to help protect against door intrusion in side impacts
  • Programmable daytime running lights
  • Driver's and passenger's front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with advanced technology, dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment, and front-passenger seat sensors designed to prevent unnecessary airbag deployment
  • Front and rear head protection system (HPS)
  • Seat-mounted front side-impact airbags
  • Front passenger seat-occupation recognition with passenger's airbag off indicator
  • Crash sensor activates battery safety terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery, automatically unlocks doors, and turns on hazard and interior lights
  • BMW's advanced safety system for integrated deployment of passive and active safety features
  • Automatic safety belt assistant
  • Automatic safety-belt pretensioners at front seating positions
  • Automatic locking retractors (ALR) on all passenger-seat safety belts for installation of child-restraint seat
  • LATCH attachments on child-restraint safety installation
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Tire pressure monitor

328i Coupe SULEV

  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC) including brake fade compensation, start-off assistant, brake drying, and brake stand-by features, with dynamic traction control (DTC)
  • Interlocking door anchoring system to help protect against door intrusion in side impacts
  • Programmable daytime running lights
  • Driver's and passenger's front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with advanced technology, dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment, and front-passenger seat sensors designed to prevent unnecessary airbag deployment
  • Front and rear head protection system (HPS)
  • Seat-mounted front side-impact airbags
  • Front passenger seat-occupation recognition with passenger's airbag off indicator
  • Crash sensor activates battery safety terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery, automatically unlocks doors, and turns on hazard and interior lights
  • BMW's advanced safety system for integrated deployment of passive and active safety features
  • Automatic safety belt assistant
  • Automatic safety-belt pretensioners at front seating positions
  • Automatic locking retractors (ALR) on all passenger-seat safety belts for installation of child-restraint seat
  • LATCH attachments on child-restraint safety installation
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Tire pressure monitor

328i xDrive Coupe

  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Hill descent control
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC) including brake fade compensation, start-off assistant, brake drying, and brake stand-by features, with dynamic traction control (DTC)
  • Interlocking door anchoring system to help protect against door intrusion in side impacts
  • Programmable daytime running lights
  • Driver's and passenger's front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with advanced technology, dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment, and front-passenger seat sensors designed to prevent unnecessary airbag deployment
  • Front and rear head protection system (HPS)
  • Seat-mounted front side-impact airbags
  • Front passenger seat-occupation recognition with passenger's airbag off indicator
  • Crash sensor activates battery safety terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery, automatically unlocks doors, and turns on hazard and interior lights
  • BMW's advanced safety system for integrated deployment of passive and active safety features
  • Automatic safety belt assistant
  • Automatic safety-belt pretensioners at front seating positions
  • Automatic locking retractors (ALR) on all passenger-seat safety belts for installation of child-restraint seat
  • LATCH attachments on child-restraint safety installation
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Tire pressure monitor

328i xDrive Coupe SULEV

  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Hill descent control
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC) including brake fade compensation, start-off assistant, brake drying, and brake stand-by features, with dynamic traction control (DTC)
  • Interlocking door anchoring system to help protect against door intrusion in side impacts
  • Programmable daytime running lights
  • Driver's and passenger's front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with advanced technology, dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment, and front-passenger seat sensors designed to prevent unnecessary airbag deployment
  • Front and rear head protection system (HPS)
  • Seat-mounted front side-impact airbags
  • Front passenger seat-occupation recognition with passenger's airbag off indicator
  • Crash sensor activates battery safety terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery, automatically unlocks doors, and turns on hazard and interior lights
  • BMW's advanced safety system for integrated deployment of passive and active safety features
  • Automatic safety belt assistant
  • Automatic safety-belt pretensioners at front seating positions
  • Automatic locking retractors (ALR) on all passenger-seat safety belts for installation of child-restraint seat
  • LATCH attachments on child-restraint safety installation
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Tire pressure monitor

335i Coupe

  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC) including brake fade compensation, start-off assistant, brake drying, and brake stand-by features, with dynamic traction control (DTC)
  • Interlocking door anchoring system to help protect against door intrusion in side impacts
  • Programmable daytime running lights
  • Driver's and passenger's front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with advanced technology, dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment, and front-passenger seat sensors designed to prevent unnecessary airbag deployment
  • Front and rear head protection system (HPS)
  • Seat-mounted front side-impact airbags
  • Front passenger seat-occupation recognition with passenger's airbag off indicator
  • Crash sensor activates battery safety terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery, automatically unlocks doors, and turns on hazard and interior lights
  • BMW's advanced safety system for integrated deployment of passive and active safety features
  • Automatic safety belt assistant
  • Automatic safety-belt pretensioners at front seating positions
  • Automatic locking retractors (ALR) on all passenger-seat safety belts for installation of child-restraint seat
  • LATCH attachments on child-restraint safety installation
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Tire pressure monitor

335i xDrive Coupe

  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Hill descent control
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC) including brake fade compensation, start-off assistant, brake drying, and brake stand-by features, with dynamic traction control (DTC)
  • Interlocking door anchoring system to help protect against door intrusion in side impacts
  • Programmable daytime running lights
  • Driver's and passenger's front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with advanced technology, dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment, and front-passenger seat sensors designed to prevent unnecessary airbag deployment
  • Front and rear head protection system (HPS)
  • Seat-mounted front side-impact airbags
  • Front passenger seat-occupation recognition with passenger's airbag off indicator
  • Crash sensor activates battery safety terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery, automatically unlocks doors, and turns on hazard and interior lights
  • BMW's advanced safety system for integrated deployment of passive and active safety features
  • Automatic safety belt assistant
  • Automatic safety-belt pretensioners at front seating positions
  • Automatic locking retractors (ALR) on all passenger-seat safety belts for installation of child-restraint seat
  • LATCH attachments on child-restraint safety installation
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Tire pressure monitor

335is Coupe

  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC) including brake fade compensation, start-off assistant, brake drying, and brake stand-by features, with dynamic traction control (DTC)
  • Interlocking door anchoring system to help protect against door intrusion in side impacts
  • Programmable daytime running lights
  • Driver's and passenger's front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with advanced technology, dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment, and front-passenger seat sensors designed to prevent unnecessary airbag deployment
  • Front and rear head protection system (HPS)
  • Seat-mounted front side-impact airbags
  • Front passenger seat-occupation recognition with passenger's airbag off indicator
  • Crash sensor activates battery safety terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery, automatically unlocks doors, and turns on hazard and interior lights
  • BMW's advanced safety system for integrated deployment of passive and active safety features
  • Automatic safety belt assistant
  • Automatic safety-belt pretensioners at front seating positions
  • Automatic locking retractors (ALR) on all passenger-seat safety belts for installation of child-restraint seat
  • LATCH attachments on child-restraint safety installation
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Tire pressure monitor

328i Convertible

  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC) including brake fade compensation, start-off assistant, brake drying, and brake stand-by features, with dynamic traction control (DTC)
  • Interlocking door anchoring system to help protect against door intrusion in side impacts
  • Programmable daytime running lights
  • Driver's and passenger's front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with advanced technology, dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment, and front-passenger seat sensors designed to prevent unnecessary airbag deployment
  • Seat-mounted front side-impact airbags
  • Front passenger seat-occupation recognition with passenger's airbag off indicator
  • Crash sensor activates battery safety terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery, automatically unlocks doors, and turns on hazard and interior lights
  • BMW's advanced safety system for integrated deployment of passive and active safety features
  • Automatic safety-belt pretensioners at front seating positions
  • LATCH attachments on child-restraint safety installation
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Tire pressure monitor
  • Rollover protection system

328i Convertible SULEV

  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC) including brake fade compensation, start-off assistant, brake drying, and brake stand-by features, with dynamic traction control (DTC)
  • Interlocking door anchoring system to help protect against door intrusion in side impacts
  • Programmable daytime running lights
  • Driver's and passenger's front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with advanced technology, dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment, and front-passenger seat sensors designed to prevent unnecessary airbag deployment
  • Seat-mounted front side-impact airbags
  • Front passenger seat-occupation recognition with passenger's airbag off indicator
  • Crash sensor activates battery safety terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery, automatically unlocks doors, and turns on hazard and interior lights
  • BMW's advanced safety system for integrated deployment of passive and active safety features
  • Automatic safety-belt pretensioners at front seating positions
  • LATCH attachments on child-restraint safety installation
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Tire pressure monitor
  • Rollover protection system

335i Convertible

  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC) including brake fade compensation, start-off assistant, brake drying, and brake stand-by features, with dynamic traction control (DTC)
  • Interlocking door anchoring system to help protect against door intrusion in side impacts
  • Programmable daytime running lights
  • Driver's and passenger's front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with advanced technology, dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment, and front-passenger seat sensors designed to prevent unnecessary airbag deployment
  • Seat-mounted front side-impact airbags
  • Front passenger seat-occupation recognition with passenger's airbag off indicator
  • Crash sensor activates battery safety terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery, automatically unlocks doors, and turns on hazard and interior lights
  • BMW's advanced safety system for integrated deployment of passive and active safety features
  • Automatic safety-belt pretensioners at front seating positions
  • LATCH attachments on child-restraint safety installation
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Tire pressure monitor
  • Rollover protection system

335is Convertible

  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC) including brake fade compensation, start-off assistant, brake drying, and brake stand-by features, with dynamic traction control (DTC)
  • Interlocking door anchoring system to help protect against door intrusion in side impacts
  • Programmable daytime running lights
  • Driver's and passenger's front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with advanced technology, dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment, and front-passenger seat sensors designed to prevent unnecessary airbag deployment
  • Seat-mounted front side-impact airbags
  • Front passenger seat-occupation recognition with passenger's airbag off indicator
  • Crash sensor activates battery safety terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery, automatically unlocks doors, and turns on hazard and interior lights
  • BMW's advanced safety system for integrated deployment of passive and active safety features
  • Automatic safety-belt pretensioners at front seating positions
  • LATCH attachments on child-restraint safety installation
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Tire pressure monitor
  • Rollover protection system

328i Sedan

  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC) including brake fade compensation, start-off assistant, brake drying, and brake stand-by features, with dynamic traction control (DTC)
  • Interlocking door anchoring system to help protect against door intrusion in side impacts
  • Programmable daytime running lights
  • Driver's and passenger's front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with advanced technology, dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment, and front-passenger seat sensors designed to prevent unnecessary airbag deployment
  • Front and rear head protection system (HPS)
  • Seat-mounted front side-impact airbags and front and rear head protection system (HPS)
  • Front passenger seat-occupation recognition with passenger's airbag off indicator
  • BMW's advanced safety system for integrated deployment of passive and active safety features
  • Impact sensor that activates battery safety terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery and turns on hazard lights, interior lights and unlock doors
  • Automatic locking retractors (ALR) on all passenger-seat safety belts for installation of child-restraint seat
  • Front safety belts with automatic pretensioners
  • LATCH attachments on child-restraint safety installation
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Tire pressure monitor

328i Sedan SULEV

  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC) including brake fade compensation, start-off assistant, brake drying, and brake stand-by features, with dynamic traction control (DTC)
  • Interlocking door anchoring system to help protect against door intrusion in side impacts
  • Driver's and passenger's front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with advanced technology, dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment, and front-passenger seat sensors designed to prevent unnecessary airbag deployment
  • Seat-mounted front side-impact airbags and front and rear head protection system (HPS)
  • Front passenger seat-occupation recognition with passenger's airbag off indicator
  • BMW's advanced safety system for integrated deployment of passive and active safety features
  • Impact sensor that activates battery safety terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery and turns on hazard lights, interior lights and unlock doors
  • Automatic locking retractors (ALR) on all passenger-seat safety belts for installation of child-restraint seat
  • Front safety belts with automatic pretensioners
  • LATCH attachments on child-restraint safety installation
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Tire pressure monitor

328i Sedan South Africa

  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC) including brake fade compensation, start-off assistant, brake drying, and brake stand-by features, with dynamic traction control (DTC)
  • Interlocking door anchoring system to help protect against door intrusion in side impacts
  • Programmable daytime running lights
  • Driver's and passenger's front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with advanced technology, dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment, and front-passenger seat sensors designed to prevent unnecessary airbag deployment
  • Front and rear head protection system (HPS)
  • Seat-mounted front side-impact airbags and front and rear head protection system (HPS)
  • Front passenger seat-occupation recognition with passenger's airbag off indicator
  • BMW's advanced safety system for integrated deployment of passive and active safety features
  • Impact sensor that activates battery safety terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery and turns on hazard lights, interior lights and unlock doors
  • Automatic locking retractors (ALR) on all passenger-seat safety belts for installation of child-restraint seat
  • Front safety belts with automatic pretensioners
  • LATCH attachments on child-restraint safety installation
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Tire pressure monitor

335i Sedan

  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC) including brake fade compensation, start-off assistant, brake drying, and brake stand-by features, with dynamic traction control (DTC)
  • Interlocking door anchoring system to help protect against door intrusion in side impacts
  • Programmable daytime running lights
  • Driver's and passenger's front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with advanced technology, dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment, and front-passenger seat sensors designed to prevent unnecessary airbag deployment
  • Front and rear head protection system (HPS)
  • Seat-mounted front side-impact airbags and front and rear head protection system (HPS)
  • Front passenger seat-occupation recognition with passenger's airbag off indicator
  • BMW's advanced safety system for integrated deployment of passive and active safety features
  • Impact sensor that activates battery safety terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery and turns on hazard lights, interior lights and unlock doors
  • Automatic locking retractors (ALR) on all passenger-seat safety belts for installation of child-restraint seat
  • Front safety belts with automatic pretensioners
  • LATCH attachments on child-restraint safety installation
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Tire pressure monitor

335i Sedan South Africa

  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC) including brake fade compensation, start-off assistant, brake drying, and brake stand-by features, with dynamic traction control (DTC)
  • Interlocking door anchoring system to help protect against door intrusion in side impacts
  • Driver's and passenger's front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with advanced technology, dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment, and front-passenger seat sensors designed to prevent unnecessary airbag deployment
  • Seat-mounted front side-impact airbags and front and rear head protection system (HPS)
  • Front passenger seat-occupation recognition with passenger's airbag off indicator
  • BMW's advanced safety system for integrated deployment of passive and active safety features
  • Impact sensor that activates battery safety terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery and turns on hazard lights, interior lights and unlock doors
  • Automatic locking retractors (ALR) on all passenger-seat safety belts for installation of child-restraint seat
  • Front safety belts with automatic pretensioners
  • LATCH attachments on child-restraint safety installation
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Tire pressure monitor

328i Sports Wagon

  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC) including brake fade compensation, start-off assistant, brake drying, and brake stand-by features, with dynamic traction control (DTC)
  • Interlocking door anchoring system to help protect against door intrusion in side impacts
  • Corona headlight-rings functioning as daytime running lights
  • Driver's and passenger's front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with advanced technology, dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment, and front-passenger seat sensors designed to prevent unnecessary airbag deployment
  • Front and rear head protection system (HPS)
  • Seat-mounted front side-impact airbags
  • Front passenger seat-occupation recognition with passenger's airbag off indicator
  • Crash sensor activates battery safety terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery, automatically unlocks doors, and turns on hazard and interior lights
  • Automatic locking retractors (ALR) on all passenger-seat safety belts for installation of child-restraint seat
  • Front safety belts with automatic pretensioners
  • LATCH attachments on child-restraint safety installation
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Tire pressure monitor

328i xDrive Sports Wagon

  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Hill descent control
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC) including brake fade compensation, start-off assistant, brake drying, and brake stand-by features, with dynamic traction control (DTC)
  • Interlocking door anchoring system to help protect against door intrusion in side impacts
  • Corona headlight-rings functioning as daytime running lights
  • Driver's and passenger's front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with advanced technology, dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment, and front-passenger seat sensors designed to prevent unnecessary airbag deployment
  • Front and rear head protection system (HPS)
  • Seat-mounted front side-impact airbags
  • Front passenger seat-occupation recognition with passenger's airbag off indicator
  • Crash sensor activates battery safety terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery, automatically unlocks doors, and turns on hazard and interior lights
  • Automatic locking retractors (ALR) on all passenger-seat safety belts for installation of child-restraint seat
  • Front safety belts with automatic pretensioners
  • LATCH attachments on child-restraint safety installation
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Tire pressure monitor