For the COMPASS project we are proposing a benchmark for automotive system components that are either implemented in hardware or software, respectively. In particular, we will address measures of cost, performance and dependability. Herein, dependability benchmarking evaluates the behavior of a system in the presence of faults. Therefore the experimental data is proposed to be acquired with the help of fault injection. COMPASS components are supposed to be used in a wide range of hardware platforms. Hence, we choose Software Implemented Fault Injection in order to enable hardware independent benchmarking. Wrappers are suggested to intercept and influence access and dataflow from and to COMPASS components. Acquiring dynamic measures is therefore made possible. Dependability measurements as well as performance measurements may be conducted with wrappers as can be depicted in the following illustration.