The BMW iX is one of the newest electric car technologies that awarded five stars in the European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP) safety testing.
It managed to be the safest car in the latest Euro NCAP test with the Mercedes-EQ EQS which also won five stars.
So what about the details of the score? Launching from the Euro NCAP datasheet, the BMW iX scored 34.7 points or 91% for adult passenger protection.
This score was achieved with two perfect scores, namely the side collision test with 16 points and the whiplash test with 4 points.
This means that the BMW iX provides excellent protection in the event of a side collision or rear collision.
Euro NCAP noted that the passenger compartment of the BMW iX remained stable in a frontal collision.
The electric SUV also provides excellent protection except for the rear passenger chest which is classified as ‘adequate’ only.
For information, the ‘adequate’ classification means the car offers adequate protection but with a slightly higher risk of injury.
This adequate classification has an impact on the BMW iX front crash test points so that the score is 13.7 out of 16 points.
In the child passenger safety parameter, the BMW iX scored 43 points or 87% with perfect results in the crash test performance and the installation of child restraint systems (CRS).
Unfortunately, Euro NCAP noted that the BMW iX only has ISOFIX and i-Size on the outer rear passenger seat so that it is given a score of 7 points out of 13 points.
Moving on to the parameters of pedestrians and cyclists, the BMW iX recorded a score of 39.9 points or 73%.
This score was achieved thanks to the well-functioning Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) feature for pedestrians and cyclists.
But unfortunately the BMW iX still has some frontal areas with poor pedestrian protection such as the area near the lights and the top A-pillar.
Finally on the Safety Assist parameter, the BMW iX gets a score of 13 points or 81% with the best scores on Speed Assistance, Driver Monitoring, and AEB Car-To-Car.
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