2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan a 2010 Top Safety Pick - Bimmerfest - BMW Forums

Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)

F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
The sixth generation of the BMW 5 Series Sedan (F10) was produced from 2011 - 2016 with LCI updates arriving in 2014. In the US BMW offered a hatchback 5 Series Gran Truismo (F07) and the rest of the world also go a Station Wagon/Touring version F11.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-29-2010, 08:44 AM
tim330i's Avatar
tim330i tim330i is online now
Bimmerfest.com Founder
Location: SF
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 15,481
Mein Auto: Ti Silver 03 M3
2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan a 2010 Top Safety Pick

Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) declared the 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan a 2010 Top Safety Pick. The new 5 Series earned the top rating of “Good” based on its performance in each of the Institute’s crash tests.

Receiving the 2010 Top Safety Pickfor the 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan is one of numerous awards BMW has earned from the IIHS over the years. In fact, as a result of tests conducted in 2008, the 2009 BMW 3 Series Sedan as well as the X3 and X5 Sports Activity Vehicles® earned the IIHS Top Safety Pick.

“Safety has long been a priority for BMW, so earning a Top Safety Pick from IIHS means a great deal,” said Jim O’Donnell, President of BMW of North America, LLC. “The press has praised the car and our consumers have eagerly awaited its arrival in showrooms. This award demonstrates that we left no stone unturned in the development of the all-new 2011 5 Series Sedan.”

“The new 5 Series integrates the latest crash avoidance technology with outstanding crashworthiness in a beautiful package that inspires confidence and peace of mind,” added Tom Baloga, Vice-President of Engineer US for BMW. “Advanced materials, sophisticated design techniques, and state-of-the-art testing succeeded in delivering a fantastic new 5 Series that will become the benchmark for every premium model in this segment.”

The Institute rates vehicles “Good,” “Acceptable,” “Marginal” or “Poor” based on performance in high-speed Frontal Offset and Side Impact crash tests as well as an evaluation of the vehicle’s Rear Crash Protection/Head Restraints, which protect against neck injuries in rear impact crashes. A stringent new Roof Strength test was added in 2009. In order for a vehicle to become a Top Safety Pick, it must earn “Good” ratings in all four Institute tests. Additionally, as of 2007, winning vehicles must also offer electronic stability control – a standard feature on all BMW vehicles since model year 2000, known as Dynamic Stability Control. The IIHS requires this feature based on Institute research indicating that stability control significantly reduces crash risk, especially the risk of fatal single vehicle crashes, by helping drivers maintain control of their vehicles during emergency maneuvers.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	2011-BMW-5-Series-2010-Top-Safety-Pick-Insurance-Institute-Highway-Safety_1.jpg
Views:	206
Size:	94.3 KB
ID:	240198   Click image for larger version

Name:	2011-BMW-5-Series-2010-Top-Safety-Pick-Insurance-Institute-Highway-Safety_2.jpg
Views:	211
Size:	107.4 KB
ID:	240199   Click image for larger version

Name:	2011-BMW-5-Series-2010-Top-Safety-Pick-Insurance-Institute-Highway-Safety_3.jpg
Views:	194
Size:	105.1 KB
ID:	240200   Click image for larger version

Name:	2011-BMW-5-Series-2010-Top-Safety-Pick-Insurance-Institute-Highway-Safety_4.jpg
Views:	183
Size:	72.8 KB
ID:	240201  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2010, 12:00 PM
johnnyc51 johnnyc51 is offline
Registered User
Location: Land of Enchantment
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 73
Mein Auto: '11 535i; '06 X3
This is great news as the IIHS had listed the 2008-10 E60s as only marginal for driver's side impact. It was actually listed as Poor for protecting the torso (ribs and internal organs) in their side impact tests and only Acceptable for protecting the driver's pelvis.

Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2010, 12:03 PM
tturedraider's Avatar
tturedraider tturedraider is offline
Freedom isn't free!!
Location: Chicago, Edgewater (via Tennessee & Texas)
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 19,431
Mein Auto: '06 Sonora/Beige 330i :-)
I was just wondering about this yesterday and thinking it would probably get this rating. Good news!

Present - '06 E90 330i sport; Past - '04 E46 ZHP, '00 E46 328i
member #388003 - Use me as a referral & you could win a one day ///M Driving School!!
Reply With Quote

See More Related BMW Stories

Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:52 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2015 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms