The IIHS Honors the 2017 BMW 5 Series with a TOP SAFETY PICK+ Rating

The German-designed, Bavarian-made mid-size luxury sedan might have earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's highest rating of Good in five crash tests as well as a Superior rating for front crash prevention when properly equipped. But there's much more going on under the hood than meets the eye.

Small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint crash testing posed no significant problem for the BMW 5 Series, as the four-door passed with flying TSP+ colors befitting the title of The Ultimate Driving Machine. Factor in proper equipment with available Frontal Collision Warning and either City Collision Mitigation or Extended Collision Mitigation, and it's easy to see from where the front crash prevention rating comes. The 2017 BMW 5 Series even earns a laudable Good rating for its headlight performance.

Needless to say, our automaker's commitment to safety is one of the many reasons why we at Winslow BMW of Colorado Springs love the BMW 5 Series. Examine its fine details, however, and you'll find even more advanced features to help insulate your drive-time.

Dynamic Stability Control, for instance, couples with Dynamic Traction Control to help 5 Series command the terrain around locales like Woodland Park and Castle Rock with reliability. Cornering Brake Control helps the luxury sedan take bends in the road like a pro, with help during inclement conditions from Brake Dry Assist. The BMW 5 Series even showcases the BMW Active Protection System as a centerpiece, which detects potential collisions and helps automatically prepares the cabin by tightening your safety belts, shutting windows and the sedan's moonroof, and springing post-crash braking into action. Plus, with Fatigue and Focus Alert features, you can count on remaining up to the drive with helpful feedback.

Options abound here at our Colorado Springs BMW dealership on 5 Series models, too, from driver-assist curios like Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning, and cross-traffic alert to Active Cruise Control and Daytime Pedestrian Protection. Stop by and visit us here at 5845 N. Nevada Avenue, and we'll show you what a BMW 5 Series can do for your travels.