BMW cars have been known not only for the luxurious car design but for the stringent safety measures that they inherently incorporate.
There is one more feather in the cap for this brand that only increases its safety features with every new model. The 2017 BMW 2 Series Coupe and 2017 BMW 3 Series Sedan have earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) “Top Safety Pick+”.
In order to earn this title, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the five IIHS crashworthiness tests: small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints. In addition to these stringent tests, they must earn an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention and new for 2017, an acceptable or good headlight rating.
Following BMW’s commitment to safety, the BMW 3 Series Sedan underwent a series of small overlap enhancement measures for its 2017 model year. The IIHS evaluated this new 3 Series in December of 2016 receiving a “GOOD” rating in the tough small overlap crash test, ensuring the 2017 BMW 3 Series Sedan a TSP+ grade.
BMW 2 Series has been recognized by the IIHS every year for four consecutive appearances. The 2 Series has been praised for its body structure integrity receiving a top rating in all crashworthiness tests. Most recently the 2017 BMW 2 Series Coupe was awarded a “Top Safety Pick” in the 2017 IIHS TSP/TSP+ in early December 2016. BMW then implemented improvements to the 2017 BMW 2 Series Coupe headlights. The IIHS evaluated this vehicle at their proving grounds in late December 2016 and was awarded a “GOOD” rating. With this result the 2017 BMW 2 Series earns once again a “Top Safety Pick +” rating.
These BMW cars provide a high- level of standard safety features, which are exhaustive indeed. These include BMW Assist eCall, BMW TeleService, Dynamic Stability Control, Brake Dry Assist, Cornering Brake Control and Dynamic Traction Control. Optional features such as Lane Departure Warning, Frontal Collision Warning including Pedestrian Warning and City Collision Mitigation.
When it comes to safety, it is quite clear that BMW leaves no stone unturned!