The BMW i3 has missed out on getting top marks in the Euro NCAP safety tests.
The new BMW city car achieved four stars on its test, with Euro NCAP commenting that in severe side impacts protection of the chest for adult occupants was "weak", and that the front seats and head restraints provided only marginal protection against whiplash in a rear-end collision.
Other cars awarded a four-star safety rating include the Ford EcoSport, Nissan Note, and Mercedes-Benz Citan Kombi MPV. Volkswagen's T5 van also scored four stars.
Euro NCAP's latest round of tests also saw the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV achieve a five-star safety rating, alongside the Maserati Ghibli, Infiniti Q50 and Mazda 3.
The Ford Tourneo Connect and Peugeot 308 also both achieved top marks on the safety tests.