Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

BMW 5 series 2004

520i , Saloon

Test Date: Nov 2004

BMW 5 series crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
11 (69.0%)
16 (89.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 1 Star
Pedestrian-test score 2 (6.0%)

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The 5 Series has a very strong and stable passenger safety cage. It achieved the four star rating after Euro NCAP allowed frontal, side and pole retests following modifications to the steering column, footrest, door trim, door latch, airbags and software. High loads were recorded by the driverís chest instrumentation in the frontal impact. Side impact protection was better. An intelligent seat belt reminder caters for the driver and front passenger. Protection for both children was good but pedestrian protection was dire.

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Marginal
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Marginal Driver left femur - Marginal
Driver right lower leg - Adequate Driver left lower leg - Adequate
Driver right foot - Good Driver left foot - Good
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Adequate
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Marginal Passenger left femur - Good
Passenger right lower leg - Adequate Passenger left lower leg - Adequate
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good, Pole test - Pass
Side impact chest - Adequate
Side impact abdomen - Adequate
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

Rating applies from VIN WBANA72080B790822