BMW has always strived for top safety in their high-performance vehicles, and the 2017 BMW 2 Series is no exception, earning a 2017 Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Let’s take a closer look at what this award means, and why the BMW 2 Series is a worthy recipient.
How Do You Win an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award?
The IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award is given to cars with top ratings in five IIHS safety tests, including small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint seats. Additionally, its front crash prevention and headlights are rated.
In this year’s tests, the 2017 BMW 2 Series received the highest rating in the five crashworthiness tests, “Advanced” in the front crash prevention test, and “Good” for its headlights.
No stranger to this award, the IIHS has awarded this award to the BMW 2 Series in 2016, 2015, and 2014, as well.
What Makes the 2017 BMW 2 Series a Top Safety Pick+?
There are a lot of reasons 2017 BMW 2 Series is considered a Top Safety Pick+. BMW’s innovative technology is behind some of its best features, including Impact Sensors that activate a Battery Safety Terminal disconnect of the alternator and starter from the battery, disables fuel pump, automatically unlocks doors, and turns on hazard and interior lights. Additionally, BMW Assist eCall requests emergency service and features an Enhanced Automatic Collision Notification.
Additional Optional safety technology includes a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, lane departure warning, high beam assist, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, and automatic emergency braking.
You don’t have to sacrifice luxury or performance when searching for safety with BMW. If you’d like to learn more about the BMW 2 Series, ask our knowledgeable team at Pacific Volkswagen.
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