There is no safety review for the 2023 BMW 5 Series sedan from the NHTSA, but the IIHS has conducted a review of the car and has found it to be impressively safe, awarding it six top scores across the various evaluations and a Top Safety Pick+ award for the 2022 model.
NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.
The 2023 5 Series is jam-packed with all the latest and greatest safety features. There's a full complement of six airbags, including seat-mounted front side-impact airbags and driver-assistance features such as frontal-collision warning, lane-departure warning, active blind-spot detection, and speed-limit info. BMW's active protection system can detect accidents and prepare passengers for heavy impacts by pre-tensioning the seatbelts, closing windows, and activating the post-crash braking system. Automatic LED headlights with automatic high beams, front/rear park distance control, dynamic cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, and a rear-view camera are also standard features. Plug-in models add a pedestrian-warning sound to the list.
Optional safety features include a head-up display, traffic-jam assistance, and various radar- and camera-based driver-assistance features.
|BMW 5 Series Sedan Trims||530i Sedan||530e Plug-In Hybrid||530i xDrive Sedan||530e xDrive Plug-In Hybrid||540i Sedan||540i xDrive Sedan||M550i xDrive Sedan|
|Rear Parking Aid||S||S||S||S||S||S||S|
|Blind Spot Monitor||S||S||S||S||S||S||S|
|Lane Departure Warning||O||O||O||O||O||O||O|
|Lane Keeping Assist||O||O||O||O||O||O||O|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S||S||S||S||S||S||S|
The BMW 5 Series has suffered from some serious issues - for 2021, recalls included passenger seatbelt malfunctions, rearview camera image issues, output shafts potentially breaking, disassembled 48V battery connections, and debris in the hybrid battery potentially causing a fire. The 2022 model was recalled only once for a transmission leak that may cause the vehicle to roll away, so reliability is certainly improving. No recalls have been issued for the 2023 model year at the time of writing, and the 5 Series receives a decent overall rating of 80 out of 100 from J.D. Power, with a very good score of 84 for quality and reliability.
BMW will cover the 2023 5 Series with a four-year/50,000-mile basic and drivetrain warranty, 12 years of corrosion cover, a three-year/36,000-mile maintenance plan, and four years of roadside assistance. Hybrid components are covered by an eight-year/80,000-mile warranty.