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The 2017 BMW 5 Series hitting the barrier in the frontal offset test.

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The tested model of BMW 5 Series was introduced in Australia in March 2017. This ANCAP safety rating applies to Australian 520d variants only. Other variants are unrated.


Test Results Summary
Crash TestScore
Adult Occupant Protection 35.07 out of 38
    Full Width Frontal Test  6.75 out of 8
    Frontal Offset Test 6.81 out of 8
    Side Impact Test 8 out of 8
    Pole Test 7.80 out of 8
    Whiplash Protection Test 2.71 out of 3
    AEB (City) 3 out of 3
Child Occupant Protection 42.03 out of 49
Safety Assist 7.10 out of 12
    Speed Assistance System 1.50 out of 3
    Seat Belt Reminders 3 out of 3
    Lane Support System 0 out of 3
    AEB (Interurban) 2.60 out of 3
Pedestrian Protection 34.06 out of 42

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 frontal, side chest and side head-protecting airbags (curtains) are standard. A driver knee airbag is standard on European models however the knee airbag is not fitted to Australian models and scoring has been adjusted. Autonomous emergency braking (AEB), lane support systems (LSS), adaptive cruise control (ACC) and intelligent speed assistance (ISA) are standard.

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Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

Frontal Offset Test Image
Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* pts (out of )
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.86 pts
Upper Legs 2 pts
Lower Legs 3.77 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the frontal offset test. Pedal and steering wheel displacements were well controlled. Driver and passenger contact with the airbags was stable.

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

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

Good protection was provided for the driver in the side impact test.

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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Full Width Frontal Test

Full Width Test Image
Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Driver* pts (out of )
Head 4 pts
Neck 2.65 pts
Chest 4 pts
Upper Legs 2 pts
Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Rear Passenger* pts (out of )
Head 4 pts
Neck 4 pts
Chest 2.33 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts

In the full width frontal test, driver head and chest protection was good. Neck and upper leg protection was marginal. Chest protection for the rear passenger was marginal but that of other body regions was good.

What is full width frontal 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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Pole Test

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Pole* pts (out of )
Head 4 pts
Chest 3.6 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

In the more severe side pole test, protection for the head and pelvis was good and chest protection was acceptable.

What is pole 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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Whiplash Protection Test

Front / Rear: 1.71 points

Rear: 1.00 points

AEB (City): 3.00 points

Whiplash Protection Crash Test Image

Child Protection Test

Crash Test Performance

6 year old child: 11.22 points

10 year old child: 11.80 points

Child Safety Features & Child Seat Installation

Safety features: 7.00 points

Installation check: 12.00 points

 

Good

Pedestrian Summary

Adult & child head impacts: 22.68 points

Upper leg impacts: 0.05 points

Lower leg impacts: 6.00 points

AEB (VRU): 5.33 points

This vehicle scored 34.06 out of 42 points (Good). The BMW 5 Series has an 'active' bonnet so tests were conducted with the bonnet in the raised position. Good or adequate protection was provided over the entire bonnet surface. The bumper provided good protection for pedestrians' legs. Protection of the pelvis area was poor at all test locations. The autonomous emergency braking system is able to detect pedestrians as well other vehicles and performed well in testing. (Tested by Euro NCAP v8.3)


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
4.3 L/100km 114 g/km

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