2015 BMW 5 Series  RealSafeCars86Safety Rating

#3 of 2015 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#16 of all 2015 vehicles


Pictured: 2011 BMW 5 Series
The 5 Series, a mainstay of BMW's lineup for decades, is a large sedan/wagon with seating up to 5. The 5 Series has offered Android Auto since 2021 and Apple CarPlay since 2017. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). Having more than average horsepower for its class, the 5 Series packs some oomph. BMW offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2015 BMW 5 Series is above average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2015 BMW 5 Series has a score of 86, implying a 0.034% chance of driver death (3% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.029%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.6%.

We estimate that the 2015 BMW 5 Series has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0337% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.8455%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0337% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.8455% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2015 BMW 5 Series is 30% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2015 BMW 5 Series is 35% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2015 BMW 5 Series offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 13%.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

9864INFINITI Q70Acura RLXLexus GSCadillac XTSCadillac CTSAudi A6Volkswagen TouaregM.-B. E-ClassLexus RXBMW 5 SeriesVolvo S80Lexus RCComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2015 BMW 5 Series with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 98. The 2015 BMW 5 Series is safer than the 2015 INFINITI Q70, the 2015 Acura RLX, the 2015 Lexus GS, the 2015 Cadillac XTS, the 2015 Cadillac CTS, and the 2015 Audi A6 and less safe than the 2015 Volkswagen Touareg. It is about as safe as the 2015 Lexus RC, the 2015 Volvo S80, and the 2015 Lexus RX.

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