BMW given 5-star rating

The BMW 520d has achieved a 5-star ANCAP safety rating, making it one of the safer vehicles on Australian roads.

ANCAP Chief Executive Officer James Goodwin said the 520d had been “assessed against the most stringent 2017 criteria, achieving high scores in the areas of Adult Occupant Protection, Child Occupant Protection and Pedestrian Protection.”

RACQ spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said the impressive safety results were good news for all motorists.

“We know safer cars lead to safer outcomes and the more 5-star ANCAP rated cars we have on the roads, the better,” Ms Ritchie said.

Fast facts! BMW 520d’s ANCAP results:
• ANCAP’s testing found the risk of serious head injury to adult occupants in the BMW 520d was low
• The injury risk to the upper legs of the driver was rated as ‘marginal’ with points deducted for the omission of a driver knee airbag
• Driver assistance features include a top performing autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system which scored maximum points with complete avoidance of collision at all test speeds
• Adaptive cruise control (ACC), intersection collision warning, intelligent speed zone recognition and speed limiter are also standard features.

This rating applies to Australian 520d variants only. Other 5 Series variants are currently unrated.

To check the ANCAP safety rating of your car head to www.ancap.com.au.