BMW X2 is not able to earn maximum score in tests by the American insurance Institute for highway safety (IIHS). Award Top Safety Pick also passed purebred “German”. According to Carscoops, the reason is not the most outstanding results in the tests of the model for safety according to the methodology IIHS began headrests of the car. These items are BMW X2 received only a rating of “acceptable,” reports the Chronicle.info with reference to Autoblog.
Recall to test the effectiveness of the head restraints of the car according to the method IIHS driver’s seat mounted on the sled, then around at the speed of 32 km/h simulates an impact. This allows to evaluate the degree of protection to the rider from injuries of the spine, which often arise, for example, collisions in traffic.
According to experts, the drivers are driving cars with “Good” rating, receive such injuries by 24% less likely to drivers operating vehicles with a “Bad” rating. It is curious that the X2 was one of four models that were rated “acceptable” for head restraints in 2018. All other tested models rated as “good”. BMW already responded to nevedusia score and IIHS notified about future “planned improvements”. New safety test is scheduled for September.
Meanwhile, BMW X2 may not even qualify for the Top Safety Pick award, not to mention a Top Safety Pick +.