No worries about getting in a crash with your shiny new and expensive 2017 BMW 5 Series, because the German model can boast 5 stars at the EuroNCAP test in Europe as well as a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS in America.
The 2017 5 Series is BMW’s latest product for the US – where it can be had as the 530i, 540i, 530e iPerformance PHEV and very hot M550i, with the new generation M5 also on tow. It also comes with a huge package of technologies – semi autonomous features, as well as safety and assist systems, including Frontal Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation – a good help for the 5 Series in its quest to get the Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Almost all categories tested by the organization came with a “Good” rating, the only one rated as “Acceptable” being the child seat anchors ease of use.
The 5 Series has also gained similar praise from the EuroNCAP where it posted the maximum score of five stars. In the United States the 5 Series kicks off from $52,195 when equipped with the well-known 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine in the 530i version, good for 248 horsepower (185 kilowatts) and 258 pound-feet (349.8 Newton-meters) of torque, which is enough to sprint to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in 6 seconds. At the other end of the spectrum sits the M550i xDrive with biturbo 4.4-liter V8, good for 456 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque – the 62 mph (100 kph) acceleration time falls down to under four seconds.