New BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe’s headlights fail IIHS testsOctober 23, 2020
Experts from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (aka IIHS) tested this premium model from a safety point of view.
The BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe, which is positioned as a rival to the Mercedes-Benz CLA, has passed a series of crash tests from American experts. The “German” managed to become good in all six tests. One of them, for example, is a frontal collision with varying degrees of overlap.
The car received the highest score for the driver’s “assistants” and active cruise controls with Stop & Go function. In tests with pedestrians, the car showed itself to be “advanced”. Recall, in order to get a chance to earn the Top Safety Pick award, a car must get good marks in all rating parameters. In the case of the Gran Coupe 2-Series, it was the headlights that brought the Bavarian coupe down.
Experts did not appreciate the basic optics based on LEDs.
They were not satisfied with the poor lighting. But LED optics with adaptive light had the opposite problem – it was too dazzling. As a result, the representative of the BMW lineup was out of the ranking.
Earlier it became known that the new Toyota Corolla Cross crossover passed crash tests. The car was rated according to all the main parameters of the ASEAN NCAP rating. Of the negative points, one can single out possible problems with the driver’s right lower leg in the event of an accident.
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