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2008 BMW X5

Midsize luxury SUV
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
1
Side airbags: front and second row head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
3
Electronic stability control; includes roll stability control to minimize the possibility of rollover
4
Antilock brakes
5
Programmable daytime running lights
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 2007-13 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 redesigned for the 2007 model year. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by BMW as part of frontal crash test verification.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side curtain airbag deployed during the crash.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2007 BMW X5 4.8i 4wd
Weight 5,090 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and second row head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase115 in.
Length191 in.
Width76 in.
Engine4.8 L V8
EPA ratings15 mpg city / 21 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF0615
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)2
Left (cm)5
Center (cm)6
Right (cm)4
Brake pedal (cm)3
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)0
Right (cm)0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)1
Rearward (cm)5
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)2

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF0615
Head
HIC-15225
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm)10
Maximum Nij 0.24
Chest maximum compression (mm)41
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.2
Femur force - right (kN)1.2
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.29
Maximum tibia index - right0.47
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.7
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left39
Right53

Applies to 2007-13 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The BMW X5 was redesigned for the 2007 model year.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Passenger — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2007 BMW X5 3.0i 4wd
Weight 4,696 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard head curtain airbags for front and second row seats and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase115 in.
Length191 in.
Width76 in.
Engine3.0 L 6-cylinder
EPA ratings17 mpg city / 23 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0731
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-19.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0731
Head HIC-1563
Neck
Tension (kN)0.9
Compression (kN)0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)32
Lateral force (kN)1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)38
Average deflection (mm)34
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.97
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.68
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)2.8
Acetabulum force (kN)0.9
Combined force (kN)3.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.1
L-M moment (Nm)69
A-P moment (Nm) -37

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0731
Head HIC-1549
Neck
Tension (kN)0.1
Compression (kN)0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)12
Lateral force (kN)0.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)24
Average deflection (mm)14
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)1.96
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.22
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.4
Acetabulum force (kN)1.9
Combined force (kN)2.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.3
L-M moment (Nm)52
A-P moment (Nm) -19

Applies to 2008-13 models

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

Seat type

Comfort seats (AHR)

How this test is conducted

Seat typeComfort seats (AHR)
Geometry
Backset (mm)22
Distance below top of head (mm)-4
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)11.3
Head contact time (ms)52
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)1
Max neck tension (N)291

Applies to 2008-13 models

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

Seat type

Standard seats (AHR)

How this test is conducted

Seat typeStandard seats (AHR)
Geometry
Backset (mm)38
Distance below top of head (mm)18
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)16.1
Head contact time (ms)63
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)1
Max neck tension (N)330

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