BMW 2 Series Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus

BMW 2 Series Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus

The BMW 2 Series is the first BMW model to achieve a “good” rating in the IIHS small overlap front crash test.

The new midsize luxury car has earned a Top Safety Pick Plus rating from the IIHS, though the award only applies to 2 Series vehicles built after June 2014. The 2 Series earned a good rating in the small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests.

SEE ALSO: 2015 BMW 2 Series gets AWD in US

According to the IIHS, in the small overlap test the driver’s space was maintained reasonably well. Injury measures recorded on the driver dummy indicated a low risk of any significant injuries in a real-world crash of this severity.

Optional on the BMW 2 Series is the City Braking system, which is a forward collision warning and braking system that helps earn the 2 Series an advanced rating for front crash prevention.

GALLERY: 2014 BMW 2 Series


Discuss this story at our BMW forum