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[YesAuto crash test interpretation] Compared with the current BMW X1, perhaps the biggest difference of the new BMW X1 is that it was born on BMW's latest UKL transverse front-wheel drive platform. We know that in the frontal crash test of a car, the engine compartment is an important buffer to protect the driver and occupants. However, the new BMW X1 has a reduced longitudinal length of the cabin due to the horizontal arrangement of the engine. What does this mean? Let's take a look at the results given by the European E-NCAP crash test center.

● Vehicle overview

● E-NCAP collision test results

● Frontal collision with 40% overlapping deformable barrier

● Frontal collision with 100% overlapping rigid barriers

● Side collision with deformable mobile barrier

● Side column collision test

● Whiplash test

● Child protection

● Pedestrian protection

● Active safety

● Edit summary

The new BMW X1 under the UKL horizontal front-wheel drive platform has a shorter engine compartment and a smaller buffer area during a frontal collision. However, the five-star evaluation results given by the E-NCAP crash test center can prove that its active and passive safety is very good. . The only fly in the ointment is that it is in terms of pedestrian protection. Although the new car lights reduce the damage to the pelvis of pedestrians, the overall performance is still not good enough. Nowadays, pedestrian protection is a common problem faced by all automakers, because it is usually “not having both fish and bear's paws”. It is difficult to reduce the damage to pedestrians caused by the front part of the car while ensuring the strength of the body structure. Today, when more and more attention is paid to pedestrian safety, it is also hoped that manufacturers will give more consideration to pedestrians by changing structural shapes or improving materials. (Photo/Text Car Home Xia Zhimeng)