One variant of recently launched BMW 5 Series gains top safety score…
That is, except for the entry-level diesel variant – the BMW 520d.
ANCAP today confirmed that the 2017 BMW 520d had qualified for a maximum safety score in Australia.
ANCAP CEO James Goodwin telling us the vehicle performed well across the different criteria.
“The 520d achieved high scores in the areas of Adult Occupant Protection, Child Occupant Protection and Pedestrian Protection,”
The BMW sedan return a rating of ‘Good’ for serious head injury to protection and a ‘Marginal’ rating for leg protection.
Mr Goodwin says the BMW 520d would have likely performed better on that test if it were fitted with a driver knee airbag.
“Equivalent European models are fitted with a driver knee airbag, yet here in Australia we’ve again seen a car brand change the safety specification of a global vehicle provided for our market.”
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