BMW 5-Series M5 MOT Results

Registered in 2015
92.7% pass rate
from 452 tests in 2020
(54% 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.

  • 2.4% fail on Tyres
    • 2.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.44% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.5% fail on Visibility (60% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Washers
    • 0.44% fail on Condition of glass (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Windscreen (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on View to rear
      • 0.22% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.22% fail on Wipers
  • 1.3% fail on Identification of the vehicle (4 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plates (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.88% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (78% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.44% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.22% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.22% fail on Position lamp
  • 0.44% fail on Brakes (84% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.44% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.44% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.44% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.44% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.22% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.22% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.22% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake imbalance
  • 0.22% fail on Suspension
    • 0.22% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.22% fail on Macpherson strut
  • 0.22% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.22% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.22% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.22% fail on Catalyst emissions
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