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2014 BMW 2 series

Midsize luxury/near luxury car

Crashworthiness
Front crash
prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
with optional
equipment
Check
for recalls
  • Small overlap front
    G
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
Ratings shown are the latest available for this model year.
See below for ratings based on manufacture date.
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
3
Driver and front passenger knee airbags: separate airbags in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes
4
Electronic stability control
5
Antilock brakes
6
Programmable daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
G
G
G
G
G

Applies to 2014 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The BMW 1 series was redesigned for the 2014 model year and renamed the 2 series.

Structure

The driver space was maintained reasonably well, with maximum intrusion of the lower interior of 29 cm at the footrest and 28 cm at the left toepan. Upper interior intrusion measured 7-8 cm at the upper hinge pillar and instrument panel.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

The dummy’s movement was well controlled. The dummy’s head loaded the frontal airbag, which stayed in front of the dummy until rebound. The side curtain airbag deployed and has sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2014 BMW 228i 2-door
Weight 3,326 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase106 in.
Length175 in.
Width70 in.
Engine2.0 L turbocharged 4-cylinder
EPA ratings23 mpg city / 36 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEN1409
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)10
Footrest (cm)29
Lower occupant compartment
Left toepan (cm)28
Brake pedal (cm)18
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)0
Steering column0
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)8
Upper occupant compartment
Upper dash (cm)7
Lower instrument panel (cm)8

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEN1409
Head
HIC-15269
Peak gs at hard contact
Neck
Tension (kN)0.8
Extension bending moment (Nm)21
Maximum Nij 0.27
Chest maximum compression (mm)17
Femur (kN)
Left2.0
Right1.9
Knee displacement (mm)
Left4
Right5
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left0
Right0
Maximum tibia index
Left0.67
Right0.76
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left3.7
Right3.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left136
Right83

Applies to 2014 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The BMW 1 series was redesigned for the 2014 model year and renamed the 2 series.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side curtain airbag deployed during the crash. After the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag, its head contacted the side curtain airbag.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2014 BMW 228i 2-door
Weight 3,302 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase106 in.
Length175 in.
Width70 in.
Engine2.0 L turbocharged 4-cylinder
EPA ratings23 mpg city / 36 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF1401
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)1
Left (cm)1
Center (cm)1
Right (cm)1
Brake pedal (cm)1
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)0
Right (cm)0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)-1
Rearward (cm)6
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF1401
Head
HIC-15122
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)0.7
Extension bending moment (Nm)12
Maximum Nij 0.19
Chest maximum compression (mm)19
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.9
Femur force - right (kN)1.4
Knee displacement - left (mm)1
Knee displacement - right (mm)1
Maximum tibia index - left0.34
Maximum tibia index - right0.35
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.2
Tibia axial force - right (kN)3.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left48
Right54

Applies to 2014 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The BMW 1 series was redesigned for the 2014 model year and renamed the 2 series.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Passenger — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2014 BMW 228i 2-door
Weight 3,297 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase106 in.
Length175 in.
Width70 in.
Engine2.0 L turbocharged 4-cylinder
EPA ratings23 mpg city / 36 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES1401
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-23.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES1401
Head HIC-15208
Neck
Tension (kN)0.7
Compression (kN)0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)36
Lateral force (kN)1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)37
Average deflection (mm)33
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.50
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.65
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.9
Acetabulum force (kN)2.0
Combined force (kN)2.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.2
L-M moment (Nm)165
A-P moment (Nm) 20

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES1401
Head HIC-15325
Neck
Tension (kN)0.5
Compression (kN)0.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)32
Lateral force (kN)1.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)18
Average deflection (mm)13
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)1.42
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.14
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)3.5
Acetabulum force (kN)1.6
Combined force (kN)5.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.3
L-M moment (Nm)70
A-P moment (Nm) 24

Applies to 2014 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight3,311 lbs
Peak force16,504 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio4.98
Tested vehicle
2014 BMW 228i 2-door
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2014 models built after June 2014

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Power leather seat

How this test is conducted

Seat typePower leather seat
Geometry
Backset (mm)32
Distance below top of head (mm)20
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)14.8
Head contact time (ms)62
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)39
Max neck tension (N)612

Applies to 2014 models built before July 2014

Overall evaluation
A
Dynamic rating
A
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Power leather seat

How this test is conducted

Seat typePower leather seat
Geometry
Backset (mm)42
Distance below top of head (mm)14
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)11.6
Head contact time (ms)77
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)54
Max neck tension (N)686

Applies to 2014-15 models

System details

  • Optional Collision Warning with City Braking function

Package name

  • Optional Driver Assistance Plus

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
with optional
equipment
4 points total

Forward collision warning

This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point

Low-speed autobrake

In the 12 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 10 mph.
2 points

High-speed autobrake

In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 7 mph.
1 point

Tested vehicle

2014 BMW 228i 2-door

How this rating is determined

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