BMW X1, 2 Series Active Tourer get 5 stars from Euro NCAP

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BMW announced that both the BMW X1 and BMW 2 Series Active Tourer received a five-star rating from the European New Car Assessment Programs (Euro NCAP).

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  • What standard safety features contributed to the BMW X1 and BMW 2 Series Active Tourer’s five-star rating?

    The standard safety feature that contributed to the BMW X1 and BMW 2 Series Active Tourer’s five-star ratings is the latest generation front collision warning with braking function.
  • What passive safety feature helped the BMW X1 and BMW 2 Series Active Tourer get a five-star rating?

    The passive safety feature that helped the BMW X1 and BMW 2 Series Active Tourer get a five-star rating is its center airbag.
  • “In the demanding test procedure, both vehicles impressed with outstanding occupant protection in collisions of various types, effective protection for pedestrians and cyclists, and effective accident avoidance systems,” BMW wrote in a press release.

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    Both the BMW X1 and the new 2 Series Active Tourer are equipped with standard safety driver assistance systems which contributed to both of the vehicles’ five-star ratings. One example is the latest generation front collision warning with braking function. The Munich-based automotive brand explained that it can now detect pedestrians and cyclists approaching parallel to the lane from behind or in front when turning right, effectively helping to avoid a collision with weaker road users. In addition, the new system warns of oncoming traffic when turning left.

    Similarly, the BMW X1 and the new 2 Series Active Tourer convinced the experts with their innovative systems in the area of passive safety. Both models feature a center airbag between the driver and front passenger seats as standard. It is the latest component of the BMW integrated safety concept.

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    The aforementioned integrated safety concept also proved to guarantee a high level of protection against injury in various collision tests, explained the carmaker.

    “In both the front and rear seats, the headrests and seats of the new BMW X1 and the new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer effectively protect against cervical injuries that can be triggered by a rear-end collision, according to Euro NCAP,” BMW said.

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    The ratings of the Euro NCAP testing institute are a benchmark for accident safety recognized across Europe and the safety level is being raised constantly. Only new vehicles that offer excellent impact protection and are also well equipped with comprehensive and practical technology for accident avoidance receive the highest rating of five stars.

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