The current generation of the traditional Bavarian model has passed tests in Europe, Asia and the USA – everywhere with honor and praise.
The results of the European Euro NCAP were published in last year’s last batch of crash tests in early December. The electric version of the i5 eDrive40 passed the test with a five-star rating. In a frontal impact, the cabin remained stable, the car performed well even in a collision with a moving side obstacle. There was increased pressure on the test dummy’s chest during a side impact with a solid pillar, but the overall score is still 89 percent for adult protection.
For children, the 5 Series received a score of 85 percent, in crash tests it received full points for the protection of small passengers, but it lost due to the absence of Isofixes on the passenger seat and the middle back, as well as the lack of integrated child seats. It earned 86 percent for pedestrian protection, and 78 percent for assistants.
The American IIHS awarded the 5 Series the highest possible rating of Top Safety Pick+ due to very good protection of the crew regardless of position and height, the system for preventing frontal collisions performed particularly impressively in the tests there. The results from South Korea as part of the KCNAP tests have also arrived – in which the five received a score of 99.5 percent, also thanks to good protection of the crew and automatic braking in front of pedestrians and cyclists. South Korea’s Ministry of Transport then awarded the i5 the title of “Most Dangerous Car of the Year.”