2023 BMW 5 Series  RealSafeCars87Safety Rating

#15 of 2023 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#54 of all 2023 vehicles

Pictured: 2011 BMW 5 Series
The 5 Series, part of BMW's lineup for decades, is a large sedan/wagon with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. The 5 Series provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. BMW offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2023 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 2023 BMW 5 Series has a score of 87, implying a 0.033% chance of driver death (2.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2023 BMW 5 Series has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0326% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.7242%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0326% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.7242% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 BMW 5 Series is 30% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2023 BMW 5 Series is 35% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

BMW's Active Driving Assistant active safety features can protect loved ones by reducing accident severity and preventing 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.

Another vehicle feature may make a vehicle safer, even if not at the forefront of technological advances. Side mirror turn signals are standard on the BMW 5 Series. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you.

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9773Volkswagen ArteonV. V60 Cross CountryM.-B. E-ClassM.-B. C-ClassAudi A4A. A4 Allroad (Wagon)Audi A6V. V90 Cross CountryVolvo S90 RechargeVolvo S90Hyundai Genesis G80BMW 5 SeriesComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 BMW 5 Series with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 73 to 97. The 2023 BMW 5 Series is safer than the 2023 Volkswagen Arteon, the 2023 Volvo V60 Cross Country, the 2023 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the 2023 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and the 2023 Audi A4 and less safe than the 2023 Volvo V90 Cross Country and the 2023 Audi A6. It is about as safe as the 2023 Audi A4 Allroad (Wagon) and the 2023 Hyundai Genesis G80.

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