The 2009 BMW 1-Series doesn't have crash-test scores on the books yetâ€”but it does have plenty of safety features and BMW's reputation for quality in its corner. Editors at TheCarConnection.com believe the 1-Series to be a smart pick for safety.
Kelley Blue Book points out that the BMW 1-Series offers "standard front, front-side and side-curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes, stability and traction controls." These are features that consumers have come to expect from automobiles todayâ€”and BMW's mix of standards and smart surprises pleases most drivers. ConsumerGuide praises the 2009 BMW 1-Series' "antiskid system, tire-pressure monitor, [and] daytime running lights."
Visibility is generally good in the 2009 BMW 1-Series. ConsumerGuide finds that on the BMW 2009 1-Series, "thin pillars in the coupe provide fine visibility to all directions, though wide front headrests can get in the way when backing." Visibility is considerably worse on convertibles.