What an accident looks like at 150 km/h. A BMW 5 Series hits a concrete wall


A car was propelled at 150 km/h into a concrete wall. The result is one that shows just how powerful the forces of an accident can be.

The safety of the car we drive is a very important factor. Our lives are at stake, but also those of our loved ones. Fortunately, the field of auto safety has evolved in a good direction. New cars are safer than ever and benefit from systems that prevent such events from occurring.

However, any car has a limit of impact resistance. We will see how a BMW 5 Series is propelled into a concrete wall. Following the impact, the car was greatly deformed, becoming practically unrecognizable.

The forces of an accident can be greater than we might think

For their safety, those who set up this demonstration controlled the car remotely. The person handling the car wore VR glasses and was transported by a Tesla to stay in range.

The BMW accelerates and reaches a speed of 150 km/h. Then comes the moment of impact. The car is smashed to the level of the rear axle. What’s left of the car rises up and ends up over the level of the wall. According to a sensor, the car suffered an impact force equal to 64G.

The chances of a human surviving such an accident are slim to none. I could see how more than half of the car was simply crushed by the force of the impact.

The speed of 150 km/h per hour is quite high, being three times higher than the one with which Euro NCAP tests the frontal impact for new models.

Even though the chances of hitting such a massive object at such high speed are almost non-existent in a real-world situation, it is important for us drivers to be aware of the dangers we are exposing ourselves to and not rely entirely on the car’s capabilities. Prevention is the best ally in avoiding accidents.

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