The 2011 BMW 5-Series sedan has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2010 Top Safety Pick award after earning a top rating of “Good” on its performance in each of the Institute”s crash tests.
“The new 5 Series integrates the latest crash avoidance technology with outstanding crashworthiness in a beautiful package that inspires confidence and peace of mind,” added Tom Baloga, Vice-President of Engineer US for BMW. “Advanced materials, sophisticated design techniques, and state-of-the-art testing succeeded in delivering a fantastic new 5 Series that will become the benchmark for every premium model in this segment.”
Refresher: The 2011 BMW 5-Series is currently available in the U.S. with just two variants including the 535i and the 550i. The 2011 BMW 535i, which starts at $50,475, is powered by 3.0L twin-scroll turbocharged inline that makes 300-hp and 300 lb-ft. The 2011 BMW 550i, which starts at $60,575, is powered by a 4.4L twin-turbo V8 making 400-hp. Both models are available with a choice of a 6-speed manual transmission, BMW”s new 8-speed automatic transmission or new Sport Automatic 8-speed. The 2011 BMW 528i carries a starting MSRP of $45,425 and will join the lineup in July. Power for the 2011 528i comes from 3.0L inline-6 making 240-hp and a peak torque of 230 lb-ft.
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– By: Omar Rana