BMW 5 Series tops in NCAP crash test
Manama, July 22, 2010
The new BMW 5 Series, which was launched recently in Oman, passed the latest Euro NCAP (new car assessment programme) crash test with the top rating of 5 stars.
The sixth generation of the model series also became the first BMW model series to receive a 100 per cent on the Euro NCAP crash test rating for safety features.
The Euro NCAP test scenario includes a head-on collision, side crash and side impact against a steel post. In 2009 additional criteria were added, with testing of electronic safety features as well as additional injury risks in diverse types of collision.
After analysing the test results, Euro NCAP testers certified that the new BMW 5 Series provides an extremely stable passenger cell which ensures extensive protection from injury both for driver and passengers, regardless of their size and seating position, a statement said.
Maximum points were especially scored on the side impact test, with particularly effective protection for adult passengers being achieved on all other test scenarios, it added.
The maximum point score was awarded on the test for seating systems designed for children aged three, for both head-on and side impact. Both test scenarios also registered a stable position and minimum head movement at the moment of collision in the use of seating systems designed for children aged one and a half and three.
“BMW has always been a pioneer in vehicle safety, coming up with more sophisticated and innovative vehicle designs and technology to help make them safer for drivers, passengers and pedestrians,” said Paul Yates, general manager at Euro Motors, the exclusive importer of BMW in Bahrain.
“The new BMW 5 Series is the first BMW car to get a perfect 100 per cent rating in the Euro NCAP test, and we are delighted to be able to offer it to our customers here in Bahrain,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service