5 STAR RATING: This image shows the frontal offset Impact taking place at 64 km/h, with 40% of the width of the car striking a deformable barrier. Image: Supplied
London - The car safety rating agency Euro NCAP releases the test results of two new cars. BMW's new 5 Series has received a five-star safety rating.
Launched earlier in 2016 (and locally in 2017), the seventh-generation BMW 5 Series continues its successful track record in Euro NCAP’s Executive Car segment. The car showed good all-round performance in crash protection and avoidance tests thanks to its new platform, body and updated safety features.
Track tests demonstrated that the autonomous braking system can effectively assist the driver in avoiding or mitigating critical rear-end crashes with other cars and pedestrians. With an 81% score, the 5-series particularly impressed in pedestrian safety through its standard-fit “Person Warning” system and active bonnet.
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Euro NCAP’s Secretary General, Michiel van Ratingen, said: "In this release, however, BMW has led the way with a new 5 Series that features lots of driver assistance systems which Euro NCAP believes will transform safety in the years to come.”
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