The New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) isn’t nearly testing automobiles to guage how secure they’re within the occasion of a crash. Since 2019, Inexperienced NCAP has been analyzing automobiles to find out how clear they are surely. The most recent outcomes are in and embrace not one however two fashions from BMW. Considered one of them fared so much higher than the opposite.

The absolutely electrical i4 went house with a most five-star score after scoring a ten out of 10 within the Clear Air Index class. Inexperienced NCAP examined the entry-level eDrive35 mannequin and gave it a 9.3 score for the Power Effectivity Index and 9.5 for the Greenhouse Fuel Index. These outcomes helped the silent 4 Sequence Gran Coupe obtain an Common Rating of 96%, sufficient to seize all stars.

As for the 2 Sequence Lively Tourer, it earned solely a three-star score after acquiring an Common Rating of 51%. The Inexperienced NCAP tester was a front-wheel-drive 220i mannequin geared up with the mild-hybrid 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine. The combustion engine enabled the minivan to attain 7.5/10 on the Clear Air Index, 4.7/10 on the Power Effectivity Index, and solely 3.1/10 on the Greenhouse Fuel Index.

Inexperienced NCAP notes that the 220i Lively Tourer “demonstrates good exhaust aftertreatment, efficiently minimizing its polluting impact. The administration of all gaseous pollution is above common, however the abatement of particle emissions may very well be improved to ship an excellent higher outcome.”

We’ll remind you that the Inexperienced NCAP gave the 2 Sequence Coupe (220d) a three-star score in 2023 when the X1 (sDrive18i) solely received two and a half stars. In 2021, the 1 Sequence (118i) went house with two and a half stars whereas the previous-generation X1 (xDrive18d) grabbed two stars. In 2020, the three Sequence (320d) acquired two and a half stars.

The first BMW ever to be examined by Inexperienced NCAP was the i3, which went house with all 5 stars in 2019.

Supply: Inexperienced NCAP (1), Inexperienced NCAP (2)