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      06-08-2010, 10:38 AM   #1
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Thumbs up 2011 5-series achieves full 5-star rating on EURO NCAP crash tests

The 2011 F10 5-series has scored a full 5-star rating on the Euro NCAP crash tests. According to the results, the 530d tested was safest for the adult and child occupants, managing to score a 98% and 83%. It received a full 100% score in the Safety Assist Technology criteria. Full results inside, including photos and video.


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      06-08-2010, 10:56 AM   #2
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The active hood concept is interesting - this is the first time I've read about it in crash testing results. I wonder if it's implemented on the cars sold in NA.
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      06-08-2010, 01:03 PM   #3
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i'm glad there safety got a lot better from the previous model. the side impact safety rating had very poor results
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      06-08-2010, 01:15 PM   #4
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      06-08-2010, 01:17 PM   #5
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i'm glad there safety got a lot better from the previous model. the side impact safety rating had very poor results
for some reason, I think ratings here in U.S.A. aren't alway very accurate or fair.
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      06-09-2010, 02:45 PM   #6
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The active hood concept is interesting - this is the first time I've read about it in crash testing results. I wonder if it's implemented on the cars sold in NA.
If I'm not mistaken, this feature is driven purely by design and aesthetic considerations.

It's there so that the car will be able to comply with the european pedestrian safety standards which require a certain distance between hard parts like the engine and the hood. This allows a crumple zone that is less damaging to the human head as it smashes against the thin/deformable sheetmetal of the hood so that it doesn't have a secondary collision between the head/engine block.

Rather than dealing with the hideous frontal design consequence of building in this crumple zone/distance between hood/engine, they lay the hood just over the engine and then create an active device to enlarge that distance in the case of an accident.

I'm glad they did from a looks perspective. I'm speaking here off the cuff, but I think this is largely correct.
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      06-09-2010, 03:17 PM   #7
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does anyone know how fast the car was going for the frontal impact?
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      06-11-2010, 03:42 PM   #10
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IIHS does their frontal impacts at 40MPH. I can't wait til IIHS gets a hold of this. I'm guessing euroncap and NHTSA also do 40mph. Though NHTSA's test isn't offset.
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The active hood concept is interesting - this is the first time I've read about it in crash testing results. I wonder if it's implemented on the cars sold in NA.
Yes everyone gets the same system.
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I can't tell if the halos and the turn signals flicker during the side impact test. Or is it just the reflection from the test equipment?
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I can't tell if the halos and the turn signals flicker during the side impact test. Or is it just the reflection from the test equipment?
None of the above, the lights seem to flicker because they are LED's. They have a different refresh rate than the camera therefore appear to flicker. It is a pretty cool effect though.
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Great news!

I presume there are plenty on here who like me have their kids in the car.

This also helps to justify the amount of money I've just spent on the car, it's to protect my kids. Thank god I'm such a selfless parent
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