The G30 BMW 5 Series earlier secured a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating in April 2017, and now, the sedan has claimed another accolade in the form of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick+ award.

Scoring “Good” scores in all five crash tests – small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests – the 540i tested also showed a low risk of significant injuries to the driver, based on measurements taken from the crash test dummy.

Like the previous-generation 5 Series, the new one also achieved a front crash prevention score of “Superior.” The United States-market model is available with two optional front crash prevention systems – Driving Assistance Plus and Driver Assistance Plus II – both of which earned the highest possible score.

Finally, the 5 Series scored a “Good” rating in the headlight evaluation test, which is only applicable to models with the Lighting or Premium package. Cars without said packages earn a “Marginal” rating instead.

To qualify for a Top Safety Pick+ award, a vehicle must earn “Good” ratings in all crash tests, an “Advanced” or “Superior” rating in front crash prevention, and the headlights must be deemed “Acceptable” or “Good.”