BMW 5-Series M5 MOT Results

Registered in 2016
92.4% pass rate
from 463 tests in 2020
(40% better than other 2016 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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 5-Series M5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 3.5% fail on Tyres
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.3% fail on Visibility
    • 0.65% fail on Wipers
    • 0.65% fail on Washers
  • 1.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (63% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.86% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.22% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.22% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.22% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.22% fail on Side repeaters
  • 0.86% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.86% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.65% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.43% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.43% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.43% fail on Catalyst emissions (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.22% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 0.22% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.22% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.43% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.43% fail on Attachment
  • 0.22% fail on Brakes
    • 0.22% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.22% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.22% fail on Rbt (sp)
  • 0.22% fail on Suspension
    • 0.22% fail on Shock absorbers
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