EuroNCAP unveils its new salvo of crash tests, in which appear the BMW i4 and the Cupra Born. The BMW i4 disappoints with just four out of five stars.
It’s a passage almost obligatory for all new cars coming to market. If the EuroNCAP crash test is not essential to be able to put a vehicle on sale, it is nevertheless a reassuring argument for customers. Provided of course that the mark obtained is good, which is not always the case.
In its new burst of tests, the independent body was able to evaluate several models, including the new BMW i4 and Cupra Born. Two highly anticipated electric cars, which had very different results. If one has indeed performed, the other is a little more disappointing on the other hand.
The Cupra Born is a hit!
With its five stars, the Cupra Born obtained the maximum score during this series of crash tests. An excellent score for the electric compact, which places particular emphasis on the protection of adult passengers, with a score of 93%. Children are also very safe on board, since the car scores 89% in this area, which is obviously very good. The most vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists are also well protected, with the Spanish scoring 73%.
Well equipped in terms of driving aids and active and passive safety equipment, the Cupra Born scores 80% in this category. This is notably equipped as standard with a lane keeping assist system, cruise control and automatic emergency braking.
Small disappointment for the BMW i4
On the other hand, we expected better from BMW. In effect, its new i4 only gets four stars in EuroNCAP crash tests. If the sedan has a score of 87% in terms of protection of adult passengers and 87% for children, it does however suffer from some shortcomings in terms of driving aids. In question, an unreliable emergency automatic braking, as well as a lane keeping assistance system also still perfectible.
If the electric sedan therefore obtains a score of 64% for its driving aids, it remains relatively safe for pedestrians and cyclists, with a score of 71%. Let’s hope BMW makes some software upgrades so its newest addition to the lineup gets to hit five stars in the next few months. This is still better than the zero point obtained by the Renault Zoé version 2022, but it once again proves the significant contribution in terms of safety that driving aids provide.
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