The 2016 BMW 5 Series sedan earned the highest five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The 5 Series received four stars in the front crash test, five stars in the side crash test and five stars in the rollover crash test. The crash test rating was “Good” and a “Marginal” rating in the small overlap front crash test. The test is designed to replicate what happens when the front corner of a vehicle collides with another vehicle or an object like a tree or utility pole.
BMW’s 5 Series comes standard with stability and traction control, antilock brakes, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and active front head restraints. Standard are also the BMW Assist and Remote Services emergency communications systems, which include automatic crash notification, an SOS button, remote door unlock and stolen vehicle recovery.
Parking sensors and a rearview camera are standard on the 550i and optional on other models. An upgraded side- and top-view parking camera system is optional.
The Driver Assistance Plus package includes a blind-spot warning system, a lane-departure warning system and a forward-collision warning system with automatic braking. There is also the Night Vision with Pedestrian Detection system that uses an infrared sensor to detect people and objects outside of headlight range.