Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

BMW 1 Series 2011

116 , 5 Door hatchback

Test Date: Oct 2011

BMW 1 Series crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 91%
Child Occupant 83%
Pedestrian 63%
Safety Assist 86%

Compare with other cars in the Small Family Car category

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Good Driver left femur - Good
Driver right lower leg - Good Driver left lower leg - Good
Driver right foot - Good Driver left foot - Good
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Good
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Good
Passenger right lower leg - Good Passenger left lower leg - Adequate
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Adequate
Side impact abdomen - Good
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

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

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.

applies to all 1 Series of the specification tested