2009 Chevy Malibu vs 1959 Bel Air Crash Test
This crash test between a modern sedan and the classic 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air shows just how far passenger protection has come in the last fifty years. The Institute for Highway Safety staged the test to commemorate its 50th anniversary. Find more crash tests on our web site: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/video-hub/cars/iihs-crash-tests/676195405001/?EXTKEY=I93YT01&CMP=OTC-YUTBE
Crash Test 2008 - 2010 BMW 5 Series MFG after May 2007 (Side Impact) 8 (Eight) Different Angles
BMW 5 series
2008 models mfg. after May. 2007
SIDE IMPACT TEST WITH STANDARD BUT WITHOUT ADDITIONAL OPTIONAL SIDE AIRBAGS
OVERALL EVALUATION: Marginal
Injury measures Head protection Structure/safety cage
Head/neck Torso Pelvis/leg
Driver Good Poor Acceptable Good Acceptable
Rear passenger Good Good Good Good
Important: Side impact crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle type and weight categories.
The BMW 5 series was redesigned for the 2004 model year. Beginning with 2008 models built after May 2007, modifications were made to the side tubular head protection airbags to improve occupant protection in side-impact crashes (note: information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on or near the driver door). Door trim changes were also made beginning with 2008 model year production. The tested car was manufactured after the modifications had been made.
Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures and/or internal organ injuries would be likely in a crash of this severity. A fracture of the pelvis would also be possible.
Rear passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.
Driver — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side tubular airbag that deployed from the roof and a side airbag that deployed from the door.
Rear passenger — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side tubular airbag that deployed from the roof.
Volkswagen Golf III AMS Frontal Impact
Probably second best in the series, performs well. steering wheel contact was minimal, but legs may be injured.
Series One tests (Without airbags)
50% offset, 56 Km/h