recently we talked about the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) have tested three well-known muscle car: Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challender and Ford Mustang. But in the case of today you have to check the security of a very different model, the BMW X1. The compact SUV of the German mark, which was being renovated recently, seems to be greatly improved in this aspect.
The second generation of this model has managed to join the list of a Top Safety Pick+, the maximum granted by the IIHS, having got good grades in the five tests to which it has been subjected. Remember that you have to face some test as demanding as the Small Overlap Test, a head-on collision on a surface of impact of only 25%. Just in this test is where it failed, as its predecessor.
When the first generation of the BMW X1 will face the Small Overlap Test, the body was put in the passenger compartment up to 40 centimeters (16 inch), catching the foot of the dummy and getting a note lousy. On this occasion has seen a great improvement in security, since the interior space remains almost intact. Only invaded 10 centimeters (4-inch) in the bottom area of the door and the panel instrumentation.
In the tests of front impact about 40% of surface, side-impact, roof strength and effectiveness of head restraints and seats, the BMW X1 also would take good note. In addition excelled in the test of security systems for accident prevention, highly reducing your speed before the crash. The qualities of the new BMW X1 will be add security, since not all cars have the privilege of achieving the Top Safety Pick+.
Source – IIHS