2012 BMW 1 Series Prototype Testing In Munich

New 1 Series will be available first in three and five door variants, featuring a longer wheelbase and wider track than the current model when it arrives later this year. The styling will be similar to the rest of the new BMW range. The squared-off angel eyes look very similar to those found on the 5 Series GT and the bonnet is more upright than on the current model, reminding us the new 5 Series. The new 1 Series will also have side indicators mounted in the side mirrors. read more: http://www.gmotors.co.uk

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CRASH TEST BMW 1-Series 2012
Adult occupant The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings showed good protection of the knees and femurs of driver and passenger. BMW showed that a similar level of protection would be provided for occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different seating positions. In the side barrier test, the car provided adequate protection for the chest and good protection for other body areas. In the more severe side pole test, dummy readings of rib compression indicated weak protection for the chest area. The front seats and head restraints provided marginal protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision. Child occupant Based on dummy readings in the frontal and side impacts, the 1 Series scored maximum points for protection of the 3 year infant. Forward movement of that dummy in the frontal impact was not excessive and, in the side impact, both dummies were properly contained within the shells of their restraints, minimising the likelihood of dangerous head contacts. 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. Pedestrian In all areas likely to be struck by a child's head, the bonnet offered good protection and the car scored maximum points for this part of the assessment. For an adult's head, protection was predominantly poor, although some areas tested were good. The bumper offered good protection to pedestrians' legs in all areas, and scored maximum points. However, the front edge of the bonnet was poor and scored no points. Safety assist Electronic stability control is standard equipment on the 1 series and met Euro NCAP's test requirements. A seatbelt reminder is provided for the driver, passenger and rear positions. A speed limitation device is available as an option but did not meet Euro NCAP's fitment requirements, so was not assessed.





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