2007 BMW 5 series

large luxury car / 4-door sedan

2007 BMW 5 series 4-door sedan
2004 BMW 5 series shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Head restraints & seats

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2004-10 models

Tested vehicle: 2004 BMW 545i 4-door

The BMW 5 series was redesigned for the 2004 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained very well.

Smeared pink and red greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the roof rail during rebound. Head acceleration from this hit was low.

Forces on the lower right leg were high enough to indicate the possibility of injury.

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2004-08 models built before September 2007

Seat type: Comfort seats AHR manufactured before Sept 2007

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry

Rating applies to 2004-08 models built before September 2007

Seat type: Base seats manufactured before Sept 2007

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry