BMW 5 Series crash testing


The frontal impact test takes place at 64km/h with 40% of the width of the car striking a deformable barrier. In the full width test, 100% of the width of the car impacts a rigid barrier at 50km/h. In the side impact, a mobile deformable barrier impacts the driver’s door at 50km/h. In the pole test, the car tested is propelled sideways at 32km/h into a rigid pole.




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