BMW i4, only 4 stars in the EuroNCAP tests

BMW i4, only 4 stars in the EuroNCAP tests

BMW i4

BMW i4 is undoubtedly one of the most intriguing electric we have tried lately; the few hours we spent on board the electric sedan left us very positive impressions but somewhat surprisingly, the new electric of the German company did not get the highest marks in the EuroNCAP safety tests, instead stopping at 4 stars out of 5.

Unfortunately it is difficult to understand what really went wrong from the test results that EuroNCAP has released publicly: the car has proved to be structurally solid, it protects its occupants well, the users a little less well. of the road (pedestrians and cyclists) and obtained a particularly low result in the part of the tests dedicated to safety and collision avoidance systems.

"The protection of all the most delicate parts of the body was good or adequate , both for the driver and for the passengers in the back seat. "

The lowest point of the test was reached when the driver assistance systems were analyzed: the EuroNCAP tests are becoming harder and more stringent from this point of view, and 64% obtained from a brand as strong as BMW is yet another proof. Judging by the information released, the main problem with the BMW i4 would lie in the emergency lane maintenance system, which was judged to be "marginally useful".

BMW i4 has a starting price of € 60,900 in Italy , and rises to € 73,000 if you choose the more powerful version, the BMW i4 M50.

BMW i4 electric sedan scores four-star rating at Euro NCAP crash test

BMW i4 electric sedan, which offers a range of nearly 600 kms on a single charge, was launched in India earlier in May at a price of ₹69.90 lakh.

By : HT Auto Desk| Updated on: 07 Jul 2022, 11:38 AM

BMW i4 electric sedan, which was launched in India recently, has received four-star safety rating at the Euro NCAP crash test.

BMW i4 electric sedan has scored four-star rating at the crash tests recently conducted by Euro NCAP. Based on the automaker's CLAR architecture, the BMW i4 is the modified all-electric iteration of the 4-Series Gran Coupe. However, it is ironic that the 4 Series Coupe had received five-star safety rating at the Euro NCAP last year. The BMW i4 was crash-tested in both rear- and all-wheel drive specifications, namely the eDrive40 and M50 models. BMW i4 electric sedan, which offers a range of nearly 600 kms on a single charge, was launched in India earlier in May at a price of ₹69.90 lakh.

The BMW i4 electric sedan was tested by the Euro NCAP on four parameters which include safety of adult and child occupants, pedestrians or cyclists and safety assists. While the i4 scored 87 percent for occupant’s safety, it fared only 64 percent on safety assists.

The BMW i4 was awarded 87 percent of the total number of points in the protection of adult occupants category. The protection of children is also at a high level at 87 percent. 71 percent of the points were achieved for the protection of endangered road users - pedestrian safety - and 64 percent for the safety assistants.

The BMW i4 was crash-tested for frontal impact at 50 kmph while the side mobile barrier crash test had the i4 travelling at 60 kmph. The side pole test pushed the electric sedan at 32 kmph.

According to Euro NCAP, The i4 shows 'that luxury is not always synonymous with better security,' said the testers, commenting on the result, which was disappointing for a premium brand. 'Equipped with similar sensor technology as the 3 Series tested in 2019, the Gran sedan missed some critical points in crash avoidance and achieved a 4-star rating.'

BMW i4 is offered with as many as eight airbags, ABS, Dynamic Stability control with CBC, ASC, tyre-pressure monitoring system, crash sensors among others as safety features.

First Published Date: 07 Jul 2022, 11:03 AM IST