Highest score from Euro NCAP: Five stars for the new BMW X1 U11 and the new BMW 2 Series Active Tour

Highest score from Euro NCAP: Five stars for the new BMW X1 U11 and the new BMW 2 Series Active Tour

The independent safety experts at the European consumer protection institute Euro NCAP awarded both the X1 Sports Activity Vehicle and the 2 Series Active Tourer, the highest rating of five stars. 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.


The extensive standard equipment featuring safety-relevant driver assistance systems decisively contributed to the five-star rating. Above all, the latest generation of front collision warning with braking function provides an additional plus in safety in urban traffic. It can now also 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.

In terms of passive safety, both models feature a centre airbag between the driver and front passenger seats as standard. This system, used for the first time in BMW models in the compact segment, was rated to be extremely effective in the test. In various collision tests, this integrated safety concept proved to guarantee a high level of protection against injury at all times in both models, regardless of the size and seating position of the occupants. In both the front and rear seats, the headrests and seats of the X1 and the 2 Series Active Tourer effectively protect against cervical injuries that can be triggered by a rear-end collision, according to Euro NCAP.

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