2011 Executive Auto Guide Volume Two
(page 8 of 13)
Fiercely protective of its owner
BMW believes in creating your own personal space. The BMW 3 Series Sedan’s broad array of active and passive safety features gives you that space along with peace of mind.
In the event of a severe impact, up to six airbags can deploy. Passive safety begins with the extremely rigid steel “safety cage” that surrounds the occupant compartment, which allows impact energy to be absorbed and routed around the passenger cabin.
The 335i has a crash sensor that activates the Battery Safety Terminal disconnect of the alternator, fuel pump and starter from the battery. It automatically unlocks doors, and turns on hazard and interior lights.
The athletic nature of BMW’s famous handling, in your Ultimate Driving Machine®, will give you the agility to avoid surprises. It’s all part of superior driving dynamics that provide the most thrilling and precise connection to the road.
“I’ve been a big BMW fan for a long time. I purchased the 2010 BMW 335i with an M-Sport Package. The 3 Series is a delight to drive. It’s a quiet, solid car – a strong vehicle.
As a matter of fact, one of the reasons why I am such a big BMW fan is because it saved my wife’s life. She had a 1999 BMW M3 convertible. When she was first learning how to drive, she was in an accident and ran off the third floor of a parking garage. The car landed upside down and the only thing she had was a bruise on her knee. If it were any other car, she wouldn’t still be with us. It was amazing that the roll bar that’s built into the windshield frame was so strong, that the glass didn’t even break. It’s a miracle that she survived.
When you experience these kinds of situations, you realize, it matters what kind of vehicle you drive. What matters is how safe the car is. In the newer BMW models, there’s also a system in the vehicle that automatically calls emergency responders.”
- Carl Worthy
Director of Training
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