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NHTSA Crash Test Results

C-Class C230 Sports Coupe

3-Series 325i

Frontal Crash Test (Driver)

11-20 percent or greater chance of serious injurysee details

(Tested: Mercedes-Benz C-Class w/Side Airbags)

11-20 percent or greater chance of serious injurysee details

(Tested: BMW 3-Series 4-Door w/Side Airbags)

Frontal Crash Test (Passenger)

11-20 percent or greater chance of serious injurysee details

(Tested: Mercedes-Benz C-Class w/Side Airbags)

10 percent or less chance of serious injurysee details

(Tested: BMW 3-Series 4-Door w/Side Airbags)

Side Crash Test (Front) Not Tested Not Tested
Side Crash Test (Rear) Not Tested Not Tested

IIHS Crash Test Results

Overall Rating

Reliability Rating

C-Class C230 Sports Coupe

3-Series 325i

Overall 5 out of 5
see details
4 out of 5
see details

Safety Features

C-Class C230 Sports Coupe

3-Series 325i

Driver Airbag Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag with Head Protection N/A N/A
Passenger Airbag Std. Std.
Side Head Curtain Airbags Std. Std.
Second Row Side Airbag Std. N/A
Second Row Side Airbag with Head Protection N/A N/A
Power Windows Std. Std.
Electronic Parking Aid N/A N/A
First Aid Kit Std. N/A
Trunk Anti-Trap Device Std. N/A

Anti-Theft & Locks

C-Class C230 Sports Coupe

3-Series 325i

Child Safety Door Locks N/A Std.
Locking Pickup Truck Tailgate N/A N/A
Power Door Locks Std. Std.
Vehicle Anti-Theft Std. Std.

Remote Controls & Remote Releases

C-Class C230 Sports Coupe

3-Series 325i

Keyless Entry (Remote Lock/Unlock) Std. Std.
Remote Ignition N/A N/A
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C-Class C230 Sports Coupe

3-Series 325i

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