Build Your Own
Sales & Programs
Events & Programs
Performance Driving School
BMW's Military Salute
Group Corporate Fleet Program
Don't Text and Drive
BMW Team USA Partnership
Oct 05, 2010
BMW 5 Series Receives Five Stars in New More Stringent Crash Test
First results of new NCAP tests announced by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Woodcliff Lake, NJ - October 5, 2010 …
The all-new BMW 5 Series was one of only two vehicles to receive an overall five-star rating in the first crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration under the new, more stringent New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).
New criteria for the NCAP rating system include: more stringent side-impact tests, use of crash-test dummies of varying size (now also simulating a small adult female, as well as a medium-size adult male), collection of more data, introduction of a single overall rating score and the highlighting of high-tech crash avoidance systems like electronic stability control, lane departure warning and forward collision warning.
“The performance of the new 5 Series in these tough new tests reflects BMW’s long-held belief in a holistic approach to vehicle safety that places equal emphasis on active and passive safety,” said Jim O’Donnell, President of BMW of North America. “That’s why we were the first to introduce the Head Protection System in 1997 and why we made Dynamic Stability Control, our electronic stability control system, standard on every BMW sold in the US beginning with the 2000 model year.”
Download the entire newsletter
Posted by BMW of North America
Subscribe to our News Feed
Events & Programs
Design & Innovation
The News Feed
Top 10 BMW Posts
The 2011 BMW Frozen Black Edition M3 Coupe
Recruitment Processs for BMW ActiveE - Now Open
Introducing The All-New 3rd Generation BMW M6 Coupe and Convertible.
2013 BMW X3: With the New 4-Cylinder TwinPower Turbo Engine.
2013 BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupe – now even more exceptional
The BMW X1: The U.S. Now Gets its First Sub-Compact Premium SAV
BMW i8 Wins Crown as the 2012 Concept Vehicle of the Year
31 BMW dealers honored as Centers of Excellence
BMW Financial Services Targets College Graduates and Young Professionals
Launch of the new BMW 3 Series
Recommended BMW Blogs
BMW Motor Trend Blog
BMW Car Club of America
Club of Pioneers
View Mobile Site
BMW of North America, LLC.