New BMW 5 Series Sedan earns top international marks for safety

MUNICH: The all-electric BMW i5 is setting new safety standards, according to independent assessments conducted in Europe, the United States and South Korea.

The vehicle's safety features, both active and passive, garnered top marks from these experts.

In Europe, the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) awarded the eighth-generation 5 Series with the highest rating of five stars.

This accolade is attributed to the vehicle's extensive standard safety equipment, including driver assistance systems considered among the best in the market. Euro NCAP was particularly impressed with the systems' wide range of functions and reliable responses.

The 5 Series also excelled in the realm of passive safety, thanks to an innovative integrated safety concept that underwent continuous development. The vehicle features robust support structures, precise deformation paths, and a model-specific combination of coordinated restraint systems to ensure comprehensive protection.


In the United States, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety granted the 5 Series a "Top Safety Pick+" rating, the highest award given by the institute.

The standard assistance system for preventing frontal accidents, which performed exceptionally well in both daytime and nighttime tests, played a pivotal role in this rating.

The integrated safety concept also demonstrated its effectiveness in various collision tests, guaranteeing injury protection for occupants of all sizes and sitting positions.

In South Korea, the Ministry of Transport recognised the i5 as the "Safest Car of the Year."

The award is bestowed upon the vehicle with the highest KNCAP (Korean New Car Assessment Program) points for the respective year. The i5 secured an impressive 99.5% in passive safety performance and received full points for its emergency braking systems designed to protect pedestrians and cyclists. Several driver assistance systems also received the highest rating.

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