It is the second consecutive year the X1 received the honor as the IIHS said its body and design “boosted its performance in the small overlap front crash test.”
This is the fourth consecutive year the 2 Series received the designation as the car was “praised for its body structure integrity.” According to a news release from BMW of North America, the 2 Series earned a top rating in all crashworthiness tests.
According to the release, both vehicles earned an advanced rating for their crash prevention systems.
“In the track tests at 12 mph, impact speed was reduced by an average of 10 mph. In the 25 mph test, impact speed was reduced by 7 mph. The system includes a forward collision warning component that meets National Highways Traffic Safety Administration criteria.”
Both vehicles come with BMW Assist eCall, BMW TeleService, Dynamic Stability Control, Brake Dry Assist, Cornering Brake Control and Dynamic Traction Control. Optional features such as Lane Departure Warning, Frontal Collision Warning including Pedestrian Warning and City Collision Mitigation are also available.