The first off-roader based on the UKL front-wheel drive architecture secures five stars in the Euro NCAP safety test. In both the frontal and side crash, the 2015 BMW F48 X1 shows that it could protect well its occupants well before injury, while the classic side impact and the more demanding side pole crash reached the maximum score.
In the case of a rear-end impact, the head restraints of the front row protect very well against injury in the neck area.
For the protection of children aged 1.5 to 3 years, the BMW F48 X1 gets full marks for front and side impacts. The standard emergency brake assist also impressed the Euro NCAP testers. The safety of adult occupants was rated at 90 percent, while the traveling children also receives very good 87 percent.
For an optimum pedestrian protection, the BMW X1 F48 has an active bonnet that is raised a few centimeters in the event of a collision with a pedestrian, thus preventing a head impact with the engine block. The pedestrian protection is evaluated at 74 percent.
For assistance systems on board, the BMW X1 received an appreciation of 77 percent. The collision warning demonstrated a good overall performance, but it requires – in many situations – an after intervention by the driver.
The full test results can be seen here.