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Irvine BMW Confirms, BMW 5 Series Receives Five Stars In New Safety Test


October 5, 2010 - Irvine, Calif. - Irvine BMW confirms, the all-new BMW 5 Series was one of only two vehicles to receive an overall five-star rating in the first crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The BMW’s 5 Series was able to accomplish receiving the five stars rating for safety under the new, more stringent New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).

“The performance of the new 5 Series in these tough new tests reflects how efficient and determined BMW is in providing a safe vehicle to our drivers,” said Irvine BMW’s General Manager, Steve Rudkin.

The new criteria for the NCAP rating system included: more stringent side-impact tests, use of crash-test dummies of varying size (now also simulating a small adult female, as well as a medium-size adult male), collection of more data, introduction of a single overall rating score and the highlighting of high-tech crash avoidance systems like electronic stability control, lane departure warning and forward collision warning.

As a proud member of the Shelly Automotive Group and one of the largest BMW centers on the West Coast, Irvine BMW has loyally served Orange County - including Lake Elsinore, Irvine, Laguna Niguel, El Toro, Foothill Ranch, Capistrano Beach, Dana Point, Lake Forest, Laguna Woods, East Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Aliso Viejo, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Silverado, Trabuco Canyon, Rancho Santa Margarita, Mission Viejo and Ladera Ranch - for nearly a decade.

Irvine BMW’s helpful and knowledgeable staff, expert factory-trained technicians, state-of-the-art service department, comprehensive parts department and one of the nation’s largest selections of new, used and certified pre-owned BMWs have made Irvine BMW a landmark in Southern California’s automotive landscape. For more information about Irvine BMW, visit the dealership at 9881 Research Drive in Irvine, Calif., or online at Don’t forget to become of fan of Irvine BMW on Facebook (, and become a follower of Irvine BMW on Twitter (


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