New BMW 5 Series awarded five stars in Euro NCAP

New BMW 5 Series awarded five stars in Euro NCAP New BMW 5 Series
author image Nikhil Puthran
Monday 17 April 2017, 18:17 PM

BMW has added a feather on its hat with next-gen model scoring a full five-star rating in Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme). Reports indicate that the new BMW 520d was used for test purpose and it emerged with positive reports in crash protection and avoidance test. The new 5 Series is based on a new platform and has reportedly scored 81 per cent overall.

Along with a rigid construction, the new 5 Series from BMW also gets autonomous braking system and multiple airbags. In the adult occupant test, the new 520d has reportedly scored 91 per cent safety points which consisted of 6.3 points in front offset deformable barrier, seven points in frontal full width, 15.8 points in lateral impact and 2.7 points in whiplash rear impact and 3 points in AEB (Auto Emergency Braking) in the urban environment.

Under the child occupant protection test, the 5 Series scored 85 per cent in front and lateral impact. Overall it scored 59 per cent which includes 1.5 point for Speed Assistance, 3 points for seat belt reminder and 2.6 points for AEB Interurban, which helps by alerting the driver and also assists in stopping the car in case of a head on collision situation.

India is expected to get the new 5 Series in three models - 520i, 520d and the 530d. As seen at the recent private unveiling in the country, the new 5 Series will get most of its design cues from the 7 Series. Along with improved upholstery, the interior will soon feature a bigger screen as compared to the current generation model along with gesture control function. The vehicle is expected to be offered with a variety of customization options at the time of its launch in India.

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