The BMW 328i was the best performer in the recent 40 mph offset crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). In the test of five mid-sized luxury sedans, the 328i was the only car to be deemed a "best pick." Explaining the awarding of its "best pick" designation on the 328i, the IIHS noted that "during the frontal offset crash test, the occupant compartment held its shape well, without much intrusion into the compartment, and measures taken from the driver dummy indicated low likelihood of injury."