Unlike the F10 5-Series it shares its platform with (actually, the architecture was first introduced on the F01 7-Series), the F13 6-Series never got to meet Euro NCAP’s official barriers. Thus, we’ll turn to the Program’s test result for the 5er in order to talk about passive safety.
The 5-Series is one of the safest cars tested by Euro NCAP, with its five-star rating hiding a 95 percent score for adult occupant protection, 83 percent for child occupant protection, 78 percent for pedestrian protection and a score of 100 for the safety assist.
Test driving thew 650i xDrive offered us one of the most reassuring feelings we’ve ever had while behind the wheel. No matter how hard you push this car, in the dry or in the wet, the level of grip is phenomenal.
And when it does start to let go (a point that can be found very, very far away from the legal speed limits) it does this in a very predictable way. But we'll talk more on this topic in the "Open Road" chapter.
Even when you ask the electronics to unleash the car and start harassing the throttle and the wheel. the vehicle refuses to bring any mystery into its dynamics - you know exactly what the car is going to do next while powersliding.Continue reading