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      08-17-2007, 08:32 AM   #1
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BMW 5 series sedans get WORST score in recent crash testing

Something must be amiss here. How did the 5 series go from having the best crash test rating to the worst in an AP story that was released today?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/crash_tes...CDFzPt3jbq188F

"The 2008 BMW 5 Series was the worst performer in new side-impact crash tests of luxury sedans by the insurance industry."

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I don't plan on crashing my car, so this article is irrelevant to me.

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      08-17-2007, 08:44 AM   #3
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I don't plan on crashing my car, so this article is irrelevant to me.

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Well, doesn't matter much to me personally either since I've got a 2006 model, which did phenomenal in crash test ratings. 5-star was it?
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BMW spokeman's response was lame. This is an embarassment.
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How about saying the 5 SERIES.

You must work for the media and are accustomed to inciting panic and alarm via the use of misinformation.
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BMW spokeman's response was lame. This is an embarassment.
Agreed.

Maybe, just maybe this test only shows that the new, redesigned door panel armrests in the 5 Series simply have a design issue that needs to be adressed by BMW without that BS response...
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this is for the 5 series. Why are you posting this in the 3 series forum?
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