BMW 5-Series M5 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
85.4% pass rate
from 397 tests in 2017
(30% better than other 2012 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 5-Series M5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.6% fail on Tyres
    • 7.3% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.25% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 2.8% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (66% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.50% fail on Rear reflectors (13 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.50% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.50% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.25% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.25% fail on Stop lamp
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 1.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (77% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.50% fail on Washers
  • 0.76% fail on Suspension (79% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.50% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.25% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 0.76% fail on Brakes (80% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.25% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.25% fail on Front wheels
    • 0.25% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.25% fail on Leaks
    • 0.25% fail on Hub components
      • 0.25% fail on Brake discs
  • 0.76% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.76% fail on Emissions (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.25% fail on Attachment
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