Here's a BMW Z4 that collided with a stationary Tata Tiago. All of it happened at rather slow speeds, but the end results are interesting.
Road accidents can be fatal at times. With a faster and powerful car in hands, comes greater responsibility. However, driving a bigger and expensive car does not always mean that it is better. We recently came across a set of pictures on the internet, wherein a BMW Z4 rear-ended a Tata Tiago, which was parked on the roadside. All of it happened at substantially slow speeds, but the aftermath of this collision is interesting. It can be seen in the pictures that the front facet of the BMW Z4 has a major dent on its nose.
The nostrils of the Z4 now have a major dent along with some scratches, scuffs, and paint being chipped-off from certain areas. On the other hand, Tata Tiago’s rear bumper is free from any dents. It does have a few scratches, instead. Although, they aren’t as prominent as on the Z4. The rear bumper of the Tiago has come off from the left-hand-side but that can be fixed just by bare hands.
There’s nothing much to talk about the safety considerations in such a situation since the incident seems to have taken place at walking speeds. Interestingly, if we were to compare the crash test ratings of these cars, the Tiago has a lead here. The Tiago has scored a 4-star rating at Global-NCAP crash test apparatus, whereas the BMW Z4 was given a 3-star rating at Euro-NCAP’s testbed. However, the new-gen model of BMW Z4 comes with a full 5-star G-NCAP crash test rating.
Talking of the power figures that these cars make, they are incomparable, but let’s have a rough idea. The Tiago comes with a 1.2L 3-pot petrol motor that puts out 86 PS of peak power and 113 Nm of peak torque. The Z4, being the sportier and expensive one here, it gets a twin-turbo straight-six petrol engine that belts out 306 PS of peak power along with a max torque output of 400 Nm. While the prices of the Tiago starting price of roughly Rs 5 lakh, the Z4 in its new-gen avatar is priced at over Rs 80 lakh for the top-end model.