The new BMW X1 has been awarded the maximum 5-star safety rating in the latest Euro NCAP crash test results. The BMW X1's safety ratings - with scores of 87 per cent for adult occupant protection, 86 per cent for child protection, 71 per cent for safety assist equipment and 63 per cent for pedestrian protection - place it as one of the safest cars in its class. It obtained by far the highest pedestrian safety rating, of the 12 cars recently tested.
All BMW X1s come as standard with a comprehensive safety package developed specifically for X models. It comprises many different elements including front, side and curtain airbags, front and rear anti-roll bars, deformation zones with door reinforcements and Dynamic Stability Control as well ISOFIX points for installing children's seats at the rear. The restraints are controlled centrally and are triggered electronically to provide the most effective protection, taking into account the type and intensity of the impact.
The entire safety package impressed the Euro NCAP testers and led them to conclude that the BMW X1 has an extremely stable passenger cell, offering excellent protection for adults and children alike. The exterior design and material quality significantly reduce the risk of head injury to passengers and cyclists, leading to the appointment of the five-star Euro NCAP rating.Published 26 January 2010