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).
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.
all-new 2011 BMW 5 Series is available with Lane Departure Warning, Blind
Spot Detection, and Active Cruise Control with a Stop & Go feature. It is
also available with Night Vision with Pedestrian Detection, a BMW first.
2011 BMW 5 Series is equipped with BMW Assist which includes an enhanced
Automatic Collision Notification system. This system, developed jointly with
the William Lehman Trauma
Center, not only
contacts the emergency call center automatically in the event of a collision,
but will also transmit data that will alert emergency responders to the
probability of severe injury in order to help them better prepare.
important safety feature for drivers in colder climates is the availability
of BMW?s xDrive all-wheel drive, which is now available for the 535i
and 550i Sedans as well as the 535i and 550i Gran Turismo.