With its purely electric drive and comprehensive range of digital features, the BMW iX operates at the highest level of safety. This is according to the experts of the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) who awarded the BMW iX the highest possible rating of five stars in the Euro NCAP safety assessment.
The BMW iX achieved five-star ratings in all test categories of the Euro NCAP crash test. In the assessment of adult occupant protection, the testers highlighted among other features the effectiveness of the new interactive airbag between the driver and front passenger seats, which provides additional protection against injury in the event of a side collision.
Child safety in the rear of the BMW iX was also given the highest possible score for both frontal and side collisions. Among other features, the BMW iX has a front collision warning system with brake intervention that can detect pedestrians and cyclists as well as vehicles.
In addition, the automatic emergency braking system now also reacts in turning situations, helping to minimise the risk to pedestrians when turning and the risk of collision with oncoming traffic when turning left. If a collision does occur, the risk of injury to vulnerable road users is reduced by carefully designed body elements and flexible structures at the front of the vehicle.
The BMW iX also features an active bonnet, which is raised automatically as soon as the car indicate a corresponding collision. This creates a deformation zone that prevents direct impact between the pedestrian or cyclist and hard components in the engine compartment.