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Shelly BMW Of Orange County Confirms, "2010 Top Safety Pick" Award For 5 Series Sedan


July 29, 2010 – Buena Park, Calif., – Shelly BMW of Orange County in Buena Park, is excited to confirm, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) declared the 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan a 2010 Top Safety Pick.
The new 5 Series earned the top rating of “Good” based on its performance in each of the Institute’s crash tests. The 2010 Top Safety Pick for the 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan is one of numerous awards BMW has earned from the IIHS over the years.
“Safety is a high priority for BMW, so earning a Top Safety Pick from IIHS demonstrates the success in the development of the 5 Series Sedan,” says Shelly BMW General Manager, Darren Richie.
The Institute rates vehicles “Good,” “Acceptable,” “Marginal” or “Poor” based on performance in high-speed Frontal Offset and Side Impact crash tests, as well as an evaluation of the vehicle’s Rear Crash Protection/Head Restraints, which protect against neck injuries in rear impact crashes.
In order for a vehicle to become a Top Safety Pick, it must earn “Good” ratings in all four Institute tests. Additionally, as of 2007, winning vehicles must also offer electronic stability control – a standard feature on all BMW vehicles since model year 2000, known as Dynamic Stability Control. The IIHS requires this feature based on Institute research indicating that stability control significantly reduces crash risk, especially the risk of fatal single vehicle crashes, by helping drivers maintain control of their vehicles during emergency maneuvers.
The new 5 Series integrates the latest crash avoidance technology with advanced materials, sophisticated design techniques, and state-of-the-art testing procedures.
As one of the largest and fastest-growing BMW dealerships in the nation, Shelly BMW has served Southern California loyally for more than 15 years with some of the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the automotive industry. For more information about Shelly BMW or the 2010 BMW 7-Series, visit us today at 6750 Auto Center Drive in Buena Park or


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