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BMW 535d 2016

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Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score36.53out of 37
Frontal Offset test15.531out of 16
Side impact test16out of 16
Pole test (Optional)2out of 2
Bonus points3out of 3
Data suplied by euroNCAP


The tested model of BMW 5-Series was introduced in Australia during 2010. This rating applies to all variants with 4 and 6 cylinder engines. The V8 variant is unrated.

The 5-Series scored 15.531 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. There was a slight risk of serious leg and chest injury for the driver.

The vehicle scored 16 out of 16 in the side impact crash test and a further two points in the optional pole test.

Important note: The diesel left-hand-drive European 530d model was tested by Euro NCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page.


Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

Dual front airbags, side airbags and head-protecting side curtains are standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) and electronic stability control (ESC) are also standard. Intelligent seat belt reminders are fitted to all seats. Other safety features include a head-up display, lane guidance, active cruise control, rear view camera and night vision enhancement.

Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two point (lap) seat belt.

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Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 15.531 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.71 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 3.82 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 38mm. The clutch pedal moved downwards 3mm. The steering wheel hub moved 7mm forward, 7mm upward and 4mm sideways. The front ("A") pillar moved 1mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash all doors could be opened with normal effort.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. There were no knee hazards. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag.

What is frontal offset test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Side Impact Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 16 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

The vehicle was eligible for an optional pole impact test, since it had head-protecting side airbags. The manufacturer decided to go ahead with the pole test and the vehicle earned a further two points.

What is side impact test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Pedestrian Summary

The 5 series is fitted with an 'active bonnet'. When a pedestrian is struck, actuators lift all four corners of the bonnet away from hard structures underneath. The bonnet has scored maximum points in the areas likely to be struck by the head of a child and has scored very highly in those areas likely to be struck by an adult. The front edge of the bonnet did not score any points for the protection provided to pedestrians' legs but the bumper scored maximum points.


Pedestrian Rating Explained

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Pedestrian Rating - please view table for scores

Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
5.6 L/100km 148 g/km

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