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2014 BMW X1

Small SUV

Crashworthiness
Front crash
prevention
Crash avoidance rating
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  • Small overlap front
    M
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
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 knee airbag: a separate airbag in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes
4
Electronic stability control
5
Antilock brakes
6
Daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
M
G
G
G
G
2013
M
G
G
G
G

Applies to 2013-14 models

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

The BMW X1 was introduced in the 2013 model year.

Structure

The driver's space was seriously compromised by intruding structure. Footwell intrusion measured as much as 40 cm at the footrest and the instrument panel intruded as much as 15 cm. The dummy's right foot was trapped between the brake pedal and the crushed and buckled footwell underneath it.

Injury measures

Measures from the dummy indicate that injuries to the left lower leg would be likely in a crash of this severity. Injuries to the left foot would be possible. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

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 but does not have sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with forward side structure and outside objects.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2013 BMW X1 xDrive28i 4wd
Weight 3,682 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase109 in.
Length177 in.
Width71 in.
Engine2.0 L turbocharged 4-cylinder
EPA ratings22 mpg city / 33 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEN1307
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)11
Footrest (cm)40
Lower occupant compartment
Left toepan (cm)31
Brake pedal (cm)19
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)1
Steering column6
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)7
Upper occupant compartment
Upper dash (cm)15
Lower instrument panel (cm)12

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEN1307
Head
HIC-15196
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)0.8
Extension bending moment (Nm)12
Maximum Nij 0.18
Chest maximum compression (mm)22
Femur (kN)
Left2.4
Right2.1
Knee displacement (mm)
Left4
Right4
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left0
Right0
Maximum tibia index
Left2.48
Right0.48
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left6.9
Right3.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left201
Right69

Applies to 2013-14 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 X1 was introduced in the 2013 model year.

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 deployed during the crash. As the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag and again when the dummy rebounded, its head contacted the side curtain airbag.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2013 BMW X1 xDrive28i 4wd
Weight 3,801 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase109 in.
Length177 in.
Width71 in.
Engine2.0 L turbocharged 4-cylinder
EPA ratings22 mpg city / 33 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF1302
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)3
Left (cm)4
Center (cm)3
Right (cm)4
Brake pedal (cm)2
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)1
Right (cm)0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)1
Rearward (cm)3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)1

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF1302
Head
HIC-15271
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm)18
Maximum Nij 0.27
Chest maximum compression (mm)26
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)1.4
Femur force - right (kN)0.9
Knee displacement - left (mm)1
Knee displacement - right (mm)1
Maximum tibia index - left0.40
Maximum tibia index - right0.38
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left76
Right65

Applies to 2013-14 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 X1 was introduced in the 2013 model year.

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 and a side airbag that deployed from the seat.

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 vehicle2013 BMW X1 xDrive28i 4wd
Weight 3,685 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase109 in.
Length177 in.
Width71 in.
Engine2.0 L turbocharged 4-cylinder
EPA ratings22 mpg city / 33 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES1303
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.
-18.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES1303
Head HIC-1572
Neck
Tension (kN)1.3
Compression (kN)0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)34
Lateral force (kN)1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)28
Average deflection (mm)25
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.37
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.46
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.6
Acetabulum force (kN)2.3
Combined force (kN)3.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.4
L-M moment (Nm)85
A-P moment (Nm) 18

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES1303
Head HIC-15124
Neck
Tension (kN)0.1
Compression (kN)0.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)21
Lateral force (kN)1.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)24
Average deflection (mm)16
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)2.02
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.20
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)2.4
Acetabulum force (kN)0.4
Combined force (kN)2.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.6
L-M moment (Nm)69
A-P moment (Nm) -54

Applies to 2013-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight3,660 lbs
Peak force18,446 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio5.04
Tested vehicle
2013 BMW X1 xDrive28i 4-door 4wd
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 2013-14 models

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

Manual leather seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeManual leather seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)14
Distance below top of head (mm)48
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)15.4
Head contact time (ms)62
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)12
Max neck tension (N)618

Applies to 2013-15 models

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Not Available
0 points total

Forward collision warning

Not available.
0 points

Low-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

High-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

How this rating is determined

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