The BMW i3 scored four stars on the Euro NCAP safety tests
Testers say that in more severe side-impact tests, the i3 didn't provide adequate chest protection for adults
Euro NCAP tests rate a car out of five stars for safety
The Maserati Ghibli achieved five stars on the tests
The Infiniti Q50 also scored top marks
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.