During the test program, which has been tightened somewhat since 2020, the high-tech BMW iX impressed with both its outstanding passenger protection and advanced driver assistance systems.
In assessing the protection of adult passengers, Euro NCAP noted the effectiveness of a new interactive airbag between the driver’s and front passenger’s seats, which protects against injury in the event of a side collision. Child safety in the rear of the vehicle also received top marks in both frontal and side impacts.
Highly resilient support structures and precisely engineered crumple zones that absorb impact in a collision were also noted. The body structure of the electric crossover is a symbiosis of an aluminum space frame with a carbon frame. The roof, sides and rear are equipped with highly torsion-resistant carbon fiber-reinforced polymer components.
In addition to passive safety, experts also highly appreciated electronic assistants, including a driver fatigue detection system, a lane departure warning system and a traffic sign recognition function. Additional safety is provided by the optional The Driving Assistant Professional package, which assists the driver through active steering and self-lane return.