The German based automaker BMW will definitely attract more customers into its small five-door 1-Series after the model managed to score a five star rating at Euro NCAP.
According to the Euro NCAP specialists, the BMW 1-Series performed well in protecting adult occupants with the only major problem being noted in toe side impact pole crash where the model’s chest protection was weak. The 3 year old child and 18 month old infant protection was also very good and the 1-Series scored maximum points for both frontal and side impacts.
“A switch is available as an option which allows the passenger airbag to be disabled, allowing a rearward facing restraint to be used in that seating position. Information provided to the driver about the status of the airbag does not meet Euro NCAP’s requirements. The dangers of using a rearward facing seat in that position without disabling the airbag are clearly explained in a permanently-attached label”, as Euro NCAP says.
The BMW 1-Series didn’t score too well on pedestrian protection and the vehicle got not points for pelvis protection. However the ESP and annoying beep which reminds even passengers in the rear seats to put their seatbelts on were well seen.