The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. The A6 is fitted with Audi's adaptive frontal airbags and seat belts. Sensors in the front seat rails detect whether an occupant is positioned close to the steering wheel (a small driver, for example) or more rearwards. The restraint system is tuned accordingly, using special vents in the airbags and seat belt load limiters adapted to the appropriate occupant size. In the frontal test, the system worked well and both the driver and passenger's heads were well protected. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the dummies' knees and femurs. Audi showed that the car would provide a similar level of protection to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. In the side barrier impact, the dummy indicated good protection of all body regions. However, the driver's door was found to be unlatched after the test and the car was penalised for this. In the pole test, the car provided marginal protection of the driver's chest. The seat and head restraint provided good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision.
► 2012 BMW 3 Series CRASH TEST
The passenger compartment of the 3 Series remained stable in the frontal
impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of
the driver and passenger. BMW showed that a similar level of protection
would be provided for occupants of different sizes and to those sat in
different positions. In the side barrier test, all body regions were well
protected and the car scored maximum points. In the more severe side pole
test, protection of the chest and abdomen was adequate and that of the head
and pelvis was good. The seat and head restraint provided good protection
against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision.
Based on dummy restults in the dynamic tests, the 3 Series scored maximum
points for its protection of the 18 month infant, and lost only a fraction
of a point for protection of the 3 year old. In the frontal impact, forward
movement of the head of the 3 year dummy, sat in a forward facing
restraint, was not excessive. In the side impact, both dummies were
properly contained by the protective shells of their restraints, minimising
the likelihood of contact with parts of the car's interior. A switch is
available as an option to deactivate the passenger airbag, allowing a
rearward facing child restraint to be used in the passenger seat. This was
not assessed as it is not standard equipment. There were clear warnings of
the dangers of using a rearward facing restraint in that seating position
without having deactivated the airbag.
Both the bumper and the front edge of the bonnet provided good protection
to pedestrians and the car scored maximum points in these areas. In almost
all areas where a child's head might strike, the bonnet provided good
protection but was predominantly poor in those areas likely to be struck by
an adult's head.
2012 Kia Picanto CRASH TEST
The passenger compartment of the Picanto remained stable in the frontal
impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees, femurs and
pelvis of both the driver and front passenger. Kia demonstrated that a
similar level of protection would be provided for occupants of different
sizes and to those sat in different positions. Most body regions were well
protected in the side barrier test, with adequate protection of the chest.
However, the rear door on the struck side opened during the test and the
car was penalised. In the more severe side pole test, the door remained
fully latched. Dummy readings of rib deflection indicated marginal
protection of the chest. The seat and head restraint provided marginal
protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision.
► 2012 Audi Q3 CRASH TEST
The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy
readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver
and passenger. Audi showed that a similar level of protection would be
provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different
seating positions. In the side barrier test, the Q3 scored maximum points,
all body areas being well protected. In the more severe side pole test,
protection of the chest was adequate and that of other body areas was good.
The front seats and head restraints provided good protection against
whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision.
In the frontal impact, forward movement of the 3 year dummy, sat in a
forward facing restraint, was not excessive. In the side barrier test, both
dummies were properly contained within the shells of their restraints,
minimising the likelihood of dangerous head contacts. The dangers of using
a rearward facing restraint without disabling the passenger airbag in that
position are clearly explained in a permanently attached label. A switch is
available as an option, and can be retro-fitted by an Audi dealer, which
allows the passenger airbag to be disabled so that a rearward -facing child
restraint can be used in that seating position. However, as the switch is
not standard equipment on any model, it did not qualify for assessment by
The bumper scored maximum points for the protection offered to pedestrians'
legs. The front edge of the bonnet was poor in all areas tested and scored
no points. In those areas likely to be struck by a child's head, protection
was predominantly good but was poor in most areas likely to be struck by
the head of an adult.
Electronic stability control is standard equipment and met Euro NCAP's test
requirements. A seatbelt reminder is standard for the driver, passenger and
rear seats. A speed limitation device is not available for the Q3.
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2014 Audi A6 | Frontal Crash Test | CrashNet1
2014 Audi A6 / A6 Quattro
Overall Safety Rating: 5 Stars
Frontal Crash: 5 Stars (Driver: 5, Passenger: 5)
Side Crash: 5 Stars (Driver: 5, Passenger: 5)
Side Pole Crash: 5 Stars
Rollover: 5 Stars
Risk of Rollover: 9%
Driver - Head Injury Criteria (HIC): 144
Passenger - Head Injury Criteria (HIC): 141
NHTSA - New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), Frontal Test:
Crash test dummies representing an average-sized adult male and a
small-sized adult female are placed in the driver and front passenger
seats, respectively, and are secured with seat belts. Vehicles are crashed
into a fixed barrier at 35 mph (56.3km/h), which is equivalent to a head-on
collision between two similar vehicles each moving at 35 mph.
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2012 Volkswagen (Passat) CC IIHS Narrow/Small Overlap Frontal Offset (Marginal Rating)
The Volkswagen CC was introduced in the 2009 model year. The car is a
variant of older (2006-10) models of the Volkswagen Passat sedan with a
lower roofline, frameless side windows, and a higher price.
Structure — Maximum intrusion in the driver's footwell area was 24 cm
measured at the lower hinge pillar. Maximum intrusion in the instrument
panel area was 17 cm.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — The dummy's head barely contacted the
frontal airbag before sliding off the left side, leaving the head
vulnerable to contact with forward side structure and resulting in little
airbag cushioning for the chest. This occurred, in part, because the
steering column moved 19 cm to the right as the dummy moved to the left.
Additionally, the seat belt allowed excessive forward excursion of the
dummy's head and torso. Neither the side curtain nor side torso airbags
deployed, leaving the dummy's head and chest vulnerable to contacts with
side structure and outside objects. The driver door hinges were torn off
and the latch opened, resulting in the door detaching from the vehicle,
which shouldn't happen because the driver could be partly or completely
ejected from the vehicle.
Injury measures — Measures from the dummy indicate that injuries to the
left thigh would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of
significant injuries to other body regions is low.
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compare it! Audi A6 - BMW 5 - Mercedes E-Class | drive it!
Luxury cars were easier to choose back in the past. Earlier, people who
wanted comfort and class bought a Mercedes. Those who preferred a more
sporty, but still comfortable car went for a BMW. Now, Audi has entered the
luxury race as well, with the A6. Can it beat the long-time top-class
leaders from Stuttgart and Munich?drive it! compares the Audi A6, Mercedes
E-Class and the BMW 5, all equipped with similar 6-cylinder 300 horsepower engines. Watch
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