Initially the 5 Series received a three-star rating for adult occupants. However changes were made to the steering column, footrest, door trims, door latch, airbags and electronic software and the car was retested achieving its four-star rating. BMW claims the modifications improved the car’s EuroNCAP score, not the vehicle’s safety; consequently BMW chose not to recall the earlier-built cars.
The American Insurance Institute of Highways Safety (IIHS) gives the 5 Series a “Good” overall rating in frontal collisions but a “Marginal” overall rating for side impact collisions. The IIHS reported their side impact test would likely cause driver related rib fractures and/or internal organ injuries. The IIHS tests were conducted on models built after May 2007; these models had modifications to improve side impact safety. mazda wallpapers, supercar wallpaper, aston martin wallpapers, BMW 5 Series E60 wallpapers, jeep wallpapers
(Porsche 959)Canepa Design modifications
In 2003, Canepa Design initiated a 959 upgrade program. By making modifications to the 959’s turbochargers, exhaust system and computer-control systems, Canepa enabled the 959 to pass emissions requirements (thereby making it street-legal in the United States). The new configuration allowed parallel turbo charging and simplified diagnostics. Canepa also modified the 959’s lightweight magnesium wheels in order to fit it with tyres without the unique Dunlop Denloc bead. Modern Michelin high-performance tyres capable of handling the increased performance could then be mounted. The original RE71 tires were available in the U.S. and have always been more than capable of handling the power output of the 959. Porsche 959 wallpapers#Pontiac #AudiQ7 #McLaren #Tesla #AudiRS3