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Shelly BMW Confirms, BMW X3 Rated Top Safety Pick By IIHS

BMW’s Newest Sports Activity Vehicle achieved highest rating in all categories.


December 27, 2011 – Buena Park, Calif. – Shelly BMW is excited to confirm, the BMW X3 was rated a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

In order to be considered a Top Safety Pick a vehicle must receive a rating of “Good”, the Institute’s highest rating in all tests including frontal off-set crash, side impact, rear impact and roof crush. It also must have electronic stability control as standard equipment.

“Safety has always been a top priority at BMW and it just further confirmed by receiving an IIHS Top Safety Pick rating,” said Steve Rudkin, General Manager.

In addition to front, side and head protection airbags, the newest BMW X3 also include knee-protection airbags. Responsive handling, worthy of the Ultimate Driving Machine is further enhanced with Dynamic Stability Control and xDrive, BMW’s intelligent all-wheel drive system. An available head-up display helps keeps the driver’s eyes on the road.
The BMW X3 is available with BMW AssistTM, which includes the industry’s first enhanced Automatic Collision Notification system, developed in cooperation with the William Lehman Injury Research Center in Miami, FL. In the event of a severe collision an assessment of the risk of severe injury, determined using a sophisticated set of algorithms assessing crash data, is transmitted as part of the automatic collision notification call placed to the BMW Assist emergency call center. This helps first responders to be better prepared for those first critical moments after arriving at an accident scene.

As one of the largest and fastest-growing BMW dealerships in the nation, Shelly BMW has served Southern California loyally for more than 15 years with some of the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the automotive industry. For more information about Shelly BMW, visit us today at 6750 Auto Center Drive in Buena Park or

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