2022 BMW 5 Series  RealSafeCars83Safety Rating

#22 of 2022 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#86 of all 2022 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 provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. BMW offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2022 BMW 5 Series is 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 2022 BMW 5 Series has a score of 83, implying a 0.038% chance of driver death (3.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2022 BMW 5 Series has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0379% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.3304%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0379% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.3304% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2022 BMW 5 Series is 19% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2022 BMW 5 Series is 25% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features with BMW's Active Driving Assistant can substantially reduce the risks of harm to vehicle occupants by preventing severe accidents. Active safety systems that are standard on the BMW 5 Series include: Emergency Brake Assist, Lane-Change Warning with Lane-Change Assist, and Blind Spot Monitoring.

Some advanced safety features --- while not cutting edge --- can still improve vehicle safety. Standard Cornering Headlights / Leveling Head Lamps points head lamps towards where the vehicle is heading, better lighting the road ahead. Automatic High Beams are standard on the 2022 BMW 5 Series. This feature recognizes oncoming traffic and shuts off high beam headlights until the oncoming traffic has passed. Standard side mirror turn signals alert others of your intention to turn or switch lanes allowing them to react accordingly, which can prevent accidents caused by not seeing a vehicle in the blind spot.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9574Volkswagen ArteonINFINITI Q50BMW 5 SeriesM.-B. E-ClassAudi A5Cadillac XT5Audi A6Volvo S90 RechargeAlfa Romeo GiuliaHyundai Genesis G80Lexus RCA. A4 Allroad (Wagon)Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2022 BMW 5 Series with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 74 to 95. The 2022 BMW 5 Series is safer than the 2022 Volkswagen Arteon and less safe than the 2022 Audi A4 Allroad (Wagon), the 2022 Lexus RC, the 2022 Hyundai Genesis G80, the 2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia, the 2022 Volvo S90 Recharge, and the 2022 Audi A6. It is about as safe as the 2022 INFINITI Q50 and the 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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