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2017-04-12 13:09

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.

81% score

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.”

Watch: Euro NCAP Crash Test 2017 of BMW 5 Series

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