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2005 BMW X5

Midsize luxury SUV
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    P
1
Side airbags: front head tubular airbags and front door-mounted torso airbags (standard); rear door-mounted torso airbags (optional); rear head tubular airbags (standard in 2003-06 models, optional in 2001-02 models)
2
Electronic stability control
3
Antilock brakes
4
Daytime running lights (dealer-installed option)
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
G
G
2013
G
G
G
2012
G
G
G
2011
G
G
G
2010
G
G
G
2009
G
G
G
2008
G
G
G
2007
G
G
P
2006
G
P
2005
G
P
2004
G
P
2003
G
P
2002
G
P
2001
G
P

Applies to 2001-06 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The BMW X5 was introduced in the 2000 model year. All 2001-06 X5 models manufactured after June 2000 include structural changes to improve occupant protection in frontal crashes (note: information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on or near the driver door).

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has evaluated the crashworthiness of a 2001 X5 with the structural changes in a 40 mph frontal offset crash test into a deformable barrier.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. Head acceleration from the B-pillar hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the B-pillar.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2001 BMW X5 3.0i 4wd
Weight 4,665 lbs.
Side airbagsfront head tubular airbags and front door-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase111 in.
Length184 in.
Width74 in.
Engine3.0 L 6-cylinder
EPA ratings15 mpg city / 20 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCF00023
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)6
Left (cm)7
Center (cm)5
Right (cm)1
Brake pedal (cm)1
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)2
Right (cm)1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)3
Rearward (cm)-1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)1

Driver injury measures

Test IDCF00023
Head
HIC-15177
Peak gs at hard contact21
Neck
Tension (kN)1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm)13
Maximum Nij 0.20
Chest maximum compression (mm)38
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.8
Femur force - right (kN)1.2
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)1
Maximum tibia index - left0.46
Maximum tibia index - right0.37
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN)1.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left51
Right146

Applies to 2001-06 models

Overall evaluation
P
Dynamic rating
P
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Comfort seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeComfort seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)38
Distance below top of head (mm)42
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)11.4
Head contact time (ms)100
Force ratingHigh
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)205
Max neck tension (N)1,091

Applies to 2001-06 models

Overall evaluation
P
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
M
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Sport seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeSport seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)78
Distance below top of head (mm)82
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)
Head contact time (ms)
Force rating
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)
Max neck tension (N)

Applies to 2001-06 models

Overall evaluation
P
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
M
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Base seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeBase seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)70
Distance below top of head (mm)82
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)
Head contact time (ms)
Force rating
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)
Max neck tension (N)

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