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BMW X1

BMW X1 2.0 diesel, LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

BMW X1

BMW X1 2.0 diesel, LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST
Total 31 pts | 87%
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Adequate, Upper leg right: Good, Upper leg left: Good, Lower leg right: Adequate, Lower leg left: Adequate, Right foot: Good, Left foot: Good
FRONTAL IMPACT
14.0 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Good, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
SIDE IMPACT CAR
8.0 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
6.9 pts
Neck: Marginal

Total 42 pts | 86%
PERFORMANCE
12.0 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
18 month old child
RestraintFair G 0/1 Isofix
Group0, 0+
FacingRearward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages

PERFORMANCE
11.1 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
3 year old child
RestraintFair G 0/1 Isofix
Group1
FacingForward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages

VECHICLE BASED ASSESSMENT
7.0 pts
See comments
Total 23 pts | 64%
Pedestrian protection

HEAD
16.9 pts
PELVIS
0.0 pts
LEG
6.0 pts


Total 5 pts | 71%
SPEED LIMITATION ASSISTANCE
0.0 pts
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
3.0 pts
DSC
Pass
SEATBELT REMINDER
2.0 pts
driver
Pass
passenger
Pass
rearNot assessed


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model BMW X1 2.0 diesel, LHD
Body type 5 door SUV
Year of publication 2012
Kerb weight 1490kg
VIN from which rating applies Applies to all applies X1s of the specification tested
Class Small Off-Road 4x4.
Safety equipment
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag single stage
Front passenger frontal airbag single stage
Side body airbags
Side head airbags
Electronic Stability Control DSC, standard equipment
Seatbelt Reminder driver and front passenger seats


Comments

The rating of the BMW X1 has been upgraded from 2011 to 2012. The car is unchanged and test results have been carried over from the previous year. The 2012 rating reflects the X1's performance against Euro NCAP's latest requirements.

Adult occupant
The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact, the windscreen pillar moving rearwards less than 5mm. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of both driver and passenger. BMW were able to demonstrate that occupants of different sizes, and those sat in different positions, would be similarly well protected. In the side barrier impact, the car scored maximum points, with good protection of all body regions. In the more severe side pole test, dummy readings indicated marginal chest protection. Protection against whiplash injuries in rear impacts was also rated as marginal.

Child occupant
Based on dummy readings, the X1 scored maximum points for its protection of the 1½ year old in the frontal and side barrier impacts. Forward movement of the head was well controlled in the frontal impact and, in the side impact, both dummies were properly contained by the restraints. The front passenger airbag can be disabled by BMW dealers to allow a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. A label clearly warns of the dangers of using a rearward facing child seat in that seat without first disabling the airbag.

Pedestrian
Euro NCAP's pedestrian tests have changed for 2010 so, as part of the upgrade of its rating, the X1 had new tests done. The bumper scored maximum points for protection of pedestrians' legs. However, the front edge of the bonnet provided poor protection and scored no points in Euro NCAP's tests. In all areas where a child's head might strike, the bonnet offered good protection, even at the outer edges. The protection offered to the head of a struck adult was also good in some areas but was poor around the base of the windscreen.

Safety assist
The X1 is fitted with electronic stability control (ESC) as standard equipment on all variants. Likewise, a seatbelt reminder is standard for the driver and front passenger seats.

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