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BMW 5 Series

BMW 530d, LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

BMW 5 Series

BMW 530d, LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST
Total 34 pts | 95%
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Adequate, Upper leg right: Good, Upper leg left: Good, Lower leg right: Good, Lower leg left: Adequate, Right foot: Good, Left foot: Good
FRONTAL IMPACT
15.5 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Good, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
SIDE IMPACT CAR
8.0 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
7.4 pts
Neck: Good

Total 41 pts | 83%
PERFORMANCE
11.8 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
18 month old child
RestraintFair G0/1S ISOFIX
Group0, 0+
FacingRearward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and support frame

PERFORMANCE
12.0 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
3 year old child
RestraintFair G0/1S ISOFIX
Group1
FacingForward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and support frame

VECHICLE BASED ASSESSMENT
5.0 pts
See comments
Total 28 pts | 78%
Pedestrian protection

HEAD
22.0 pts
PELVIS
0.0 pts
LEG
6.0 pts


Total 7 pts | 100%
SPEED LIMITATION ASSISTANCE
1.0 pts
Active
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
3.0 pts
DSC
SEATBELT REMINDER
3.0 pts
driver
passenger
rear

Automatic Emergency Call (eCall)


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model BMW 530d, LHD
Body type 4 door saloon
Year of publication 2010
Kerb weight 1790kg
VIN from which rating applies Applies to all applies 5 series of the specification tested
Class EXECUTIVE
Safety equipment
Rear load limiters
Front seatbelt pretensioners driver: double passenger: single
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag
Front passenger frontal airbag
Side body airbags
Side head airbags


Comments

Adult occupant
The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of both the driver and front seat passenger. BMW were able to demonstrate that occupants of different sizes, and those sat in different positions, would be similarly well protected. Maximum points were scored in the side barrier test. In the more severe side pole impact, the head and pelvis were well protected, the chest and abdomen adequately so. Good protection was provided against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear impact.

Child occupant
Based on dummy readings in the dynamic tests, the 5 series was awarded maximum points for protection of the 3 year dummy in the frontal and side impacts. Forward movement of the dummy's head was not excessive in the frontal impact and both the 3 year and 18 month dummies were properly contained by their respective child restraints in the side impact. The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. However, information provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag is not sufficiently clear. A permanently attached label warns clearly of the dangers of using a rearward facing restraint in the passenger seat without first disabling the airbag.

Pedestrian
The 5 series is fitted with an 'active bonnet'. When a pedestrian is struck, actuators lift all four corners of the bonnet away from hard structures underneath. This creates more space to absorb the energy of a struck pedestrian, lowering injury values. The bonnet has scored maximum points in the areas likely to be struck by the head of a child and has scored very highly in those areas likely to be struck by an adult. The front edge of the bonnet did not score any points for the protection provided to pedestrians' legs but the bumper scored maximum points.

Safety assist
Electronic Stability Control is standard equipment on the 5 series, together with a driver-set speed limitation device. A seatbelt reminder system is also standard equipment and covers all seating positions.

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