BMW X6 safety should be an important consideration in your vehicle purchase. An important factor to consider for BMW X6 safety should be crash test results which are conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Institute and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety(IIHS).NHTSA is actually part of the U.S. federal government and is overseen by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines and measures Frontal Star Ratings as follows:
For frontal crash ratings, crash-rating dummies representing an average-sized adult are placed in driver and front passenger seats and secured with the vehicle’s seat belts. Vehicles are crashed into a fixed barrier at 35 miles per hour (mph), which is equivalent to a head-on collision between two similar vehicles each moving at 35 mph. Since the rating reflects a crash between two similar vehicles, make sure you compare vehicles from the same weight class, plus or minus 250 lbs., when looking at frontal crash star ratings.
Instruments measure the force of impact to each dummy’s head, neck, chest, pelvis, legs and feet. Frontal star ratings indicate the chance of a serious head and chest injury to the driver and right front seat passenger. A serious injury is one requiring immediate hospitalization and may be life threatening.
|10% or less chance of serious injury|
|11% to 20% chance of serious injury|
|21% to 35% chance of serious injury|
|36% to 45% chance of serious injury|
|46% or greater chance of serious injury|
Category: SUV Cars Crash Test
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