Following testing conducted by US NCAP, the 2010 BMW 5 Series has been awarded a full house 5 star safety rating.

BMW has long been the benchmark in the luxury segment for its quality of build and dynamic driving ability, and now with a 5 out of 5 in crash testing, it’s also maintaining elevated levels of safety. In addition to this the new 5 was also awarded a special accolade in recognition of its Assist Advanced eCall - an advanced emergency call system with automatic localization and accident severity detection. Whether BMW have the upper hand in the aesthetics department, we’re not so sure. It definitely is a step in the right direction compared to the old model.

Consumers these days have safety high up on their most sought after features list when purchasing a new car, particularly a family saloon, so this rating should translate into higher profits for the German automaker.

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Source: BMW

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