2017 BMW 5 Series Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick +

by Mark Jurista on May 18, 2017, 2:54 pm
BMW 5 Series Top Safety Pick

Today the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the 2017 BMW 5 Series a “Top Safety Pick +”, continuing the company’s long-standing commitment to offering class-leading safety. The seventh generation BMW 5 Series qualified for the “TSP+”, receiving the Institute’s highest rating thanks to its performance in five different crash tests – small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints –, for an optional front crash prevention system with ‘Superior’ rating, as well as the ‘Good’ rating for on headlights performance.

The latest generation BMW 5 Series is praised by the IIHS for its body and structure design, boosting its performance in the small overlap front crash test. Results from the test indicate that the driver space is well maintained with only 5 inches of maximum intrusion at the footrest, showing a low risk of any significant injuries in a real-world crash of the same severity. Additionally, the 5 Series available Frontal Collision Warning with either City Collision Mitigation or with Extended Collision Mitigation earn “Superior” ratings in front crash prevention, both avoiding collisions during testing at 12 mph and 25 mph.

All in all, the 2017 BMW 5 Series builds on the success of the previous generation by incorporating a roomier interior, greater efficiency and technology on the forefront of innovation. The 5 Series has been entirely newly developed allowing for a significant weight reduction of up to 137 lbs. State of the art chassis systems which include Dynamic Damper Control with Adaptive Mode and Integral Active Steering, BMW’s intelligent all-wheel drive system, Advanced Driver Assistant Systems and Parking Assistance Systems. High-level of standard safety features include BMW Assist eCall, BMW TeleService, Dynamic Stability Control, Brake Dry Assist, Cornering Brake Control and Dynamic Traction Control. Optional features such as Blind Spot Detection, Daytime Pedestrian Protection, Lane Departure Warning, Speed Limit Info, Cross-traffic alert, Active Cruise Control w/Stop & Go, Active Lane Keeping Assistant w/side collision avoidance, Traffic Jam Assistant, and Evasion Aid are also available. The BMW 5 Series is the most innovative 5 Series to date clearing the way towards semi-automated driving.

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2 responses to 2017 BMW 5 Series Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick +

jadnashuanh commented:
May 19, 2017, 10:53 pm

Not all multimeters are all that accurate. Before getting all worked up, try it on another car and see what the voltage reads, or borrow another meter. I'd also try measuring on acv verses dcv...the battery should act to dampen any ripple from the voltage regulator, but a bad diode can make some inexpensive meters give incorrect results. You shouldn't have much ripple if everything is connected well and working.
jadnashuanh commented:
May 19, 2017, 10:54 pm

Well, sorry, not sure what happened as I"d opened another thread...the comment is totally off topic!
AntDX316 commented:
May 20, 2017, 4:34 pm

Being a vehicular accident is ultra rare. Any vehicle at this price range is indeed 5 star. If you buy a vehicle for the maximum highest best safety rating and are never in an accident it was a waste of money.
AntDX316 commented:
May 20, 2017, 4:35 pm

because you never got to experience and boast about the results