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      08-16-2007, 10:40 AM   #1
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BMW sedan performs worst in crash test

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070816/...h_tests_sedans
Damn... at least it wasn't a 3 series but I don't know if that makes it any better
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      08-16-2007, 11:12 AM   #2
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I read that, but recall the BMW representative had a very good point. BMW does 12 crash tests per car as well as computer simulations. This crash test was based on one test one day on one car. Results will vary depending on the position of the crash test dummy, the seat, the sled, etc. The dummy was hit by a part of the arm rest.
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      08-16-2007, 11:17 AM   #3
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But shouldn't the car be able to protect the occupant in any sort of set up? Well.. at least all typical setup.
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do you guys sometimes think the 5 series makes bmw look bad.A lot of the press have never liked it like the e39.
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But shouldn't the car be able to protect the occupant in any sort of set up? Well.. at least all typical setup.
I agree. Albeit one in perhaps 13 or "x" number of total tests that was not favorable, I would hope that it is taken seriously. Maybe BMW will rethink the way it arm rest or torso side air bags are designed.
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I read that, but recall the BMW representative had a very good point. BMW does 12 crash tests per car as well as computer simulations. This crash test was based on one test one day on one car. Results will vary depending on the position of the crash test dummy, the seat, the sled, etc. The dummy was hit by a part of the arm rest.
But in the real world all it takes is one crash. Not 12 like BMW just to figure out which was the least damaging.

The car should be ready for anything, anytime, anywhere. And that was not the case.
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So if the seat is in a certain place it preforms worst? Worst is as bad as it gets. I wouldn't want a car that supposedly preforms very well unless the seat is in a certain position when I wouldn't even know what that position was.
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seats are unsafe when reclined back because they allow the passenger/driver to slide below their seat belt during an impact.
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