BMW 1 Series scores five stars in ANCAP testing

But the Peugeot Partner only scored four stars, with the lack of cyclist detection to blame.
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BMW's new entry-level car, the 1 Series hatchback, has scored top marks in ANCAP crash testing – but the new Peugeot Parter fell short, thanks to a missing piece of active safety technology.

The Partner van's autonomous emergency braking system can't detect cyclists in testing, limiting its 'vulnerable road user detection' score – and its overall rating to four stars.

The Citroen C5 Aircross family SUV also only scored four stars in testing earlier this year because it lacks cyclist detection for its autonomous emergency braking.

The van did, however, score 90 per cent for adult occupant protection.

The new 1 Series received a five-star rating, on the back of strong results for the side impact protection and active safety tests.

ANCAP noted adult occupant protection in the rear was 'weak', and the whiplash protection of the front seats was 'marginal', but neither characteristic was enough to stop the car scoring five stars.