The G30 BMW 5 Series has been awarded with a five-star safety rating by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), registering a score of 91% in the adult occupant test.

The car used for testing is a left-hand drive 2017 520d, which also secured an 81% rating in the pedestrian safety test. Contributing to this result are standard safety systems such as an active bonnet and autonomous emergency braking (city and inter-urban). The latter includes a “Person Warning” system as well.

In other areas, the 5 Series was rated 85% in the child occupant test, and 59% in the safety assist test. The safety assessment programme noted that collision was avoided in almost all circumstances and mitigated in others.

“BMW has led the way with a new 5 Series that features lots of driver assistance systems which Euro NCAP believes will transform safety in the years to come,” said Michiel van Ratingen, secretary general of Euro NCAP.

The seventh-generation 5 Series recently made its launch debut in Malaysia, available in 530i guise for RM398,800 on-the-road without insurance. It is powered by a a B48 2.0 litre turbo four-cylinder engine that produces 252 hp and 350 Nm of torque, directed to the rear wheels via an eight-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission.