BMW 5-Series M5 MOT Results

Registered in 2015
87.9% pass rate
from 412 tests in 2020
(37% better than other 2015 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 2015 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 5-Series M5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.4% fail on Tyres (1.9% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Condition (41% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth (28% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 1.7% fail on Brakes (48% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (47% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Brake discs and drums (82% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.97% fail on Brake discs (82% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Brake linings and pads (75% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Brake pads (75% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.24% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.24% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.24% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 1.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (100% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (110% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Spark ignition (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Catalyst emissions (8 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.24% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.24% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.24% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.24% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.5% fail on Identification of the vehicle (6 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plates (6 times worse than other 2015 cars)
  • 1.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (65% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim (24% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim (20% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.24% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.24% fail on Side repeaters
  • 0.97% fail on Visibility (77% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Washers (34% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Wipers
  • 0.49% fail on Suspension (79% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Springs (58% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Coil springs (58% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Coil spring (58% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.24% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.24% fail on Condition
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