BMW Series 2 Active Tourer Gets 5 Stars At Euro NCAP Safety Tests
|   Sunday, November 23, 2014
The BMW Series 2 Active Tourer, the model which has opened a new segment for the brand, now stands out with the 5 Stars obtained at the Euro NCAP safety tests.

The BMW Series 2 Active Tourer features a special steel strength structure that provides both a high level of safety and reduced weight with a positive impact on the agility and efficiency of the model. Besides this, an extensive range of passive and active safety equipment have led to a score of five stars in Euro NCAP tests.


The new model offers as standard equipment airbags for the driver and front passenger, side airbags for driver and front passenger, head airbags for front and rear, seat belts with three-point mounting, tensioners and limiters force. Standard electronic systems includes Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Dynamic Traction Control (DTC - function that allows limited wheel slip for driving on surfaces with limited grip as snow or sand), ABS, CBC (cornering brake control), DBC (dynamic brake control), brake cleaning functions and compensation of brake force, tire pressure monitoring and Performance Control for the most powerful versions (218d, 220d and 225i).

Also as standard we have the frontal collision warning system, praised by Euro NCAP. According to the institution's tests the system avoids dabbing softly at speeds up to 20 km / h, and significantly reduces the impact force at speeds up to 50 km / h.

A wide range of optional equipment safety is also available with a number of unique segment systems: adaptive cruise control with braking, stop and go function, Driving Assist and Driving Assist Plus packages that include a number of systems such as lane changing warning, frontal collision and pedestrian accidents prevention systems.

Unique in the segment are LED lights that provide superior lighting or the Head-Up Display system that projects information on the windshield so as to not divert driver attention while driving. Also a first for this class of cars is the heavy traffic assistance system that provides fully autonomous movement up to 60 km / h in traffic jams on the highway.

The new model has achieved a very good score in frontal crash test and a maximum score in the side impact tests. BMW Series 2 ActiveTourer is one of the few cars tested by Euro NCAP which receives the highest side impact scoring. The good results obtained help it to protect children, while an active engine hood was considered for pedestrian protection, which soften the impact with pedestrians.

The model received a good score in the evaluation of active safety systems, although they did not consider all available systems, since some systems were not thought to be ordered on most models sold.

Overall, BMW's first front-wheel drive production car did very good: an 84 percent rating for adult occupant protection, 85 percent for child occupant protection, 60 percent for pedestrian protection and 70 percent for safety assist systems. The Euro NCAP noted that the passenger compartment remained stable in the case of a frontal impact. Dummy tests showed good protection for the knees and femurs of both the driver and passenger, but poor protection for the lower legs.
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