Euro NCAP has released the results of its latest crash-test evaluations, with the new BMW 5 Series scoring a full five-star safety rating.

The safety authority said that the seventh-generation BMW 5 Series showed "good all-round performance" in crash protection and avoidance tests thanks to its new platform, body and updated safety features.

The autonomous braking system was also tested by Euro NCAP, with the results showing that it can "effectively assist the driver in avoiding or mitigating critical rear-end crashes with other cars and pedestrians".

The new 5 Series scored 91% for adult occupant safety, 85% for child occupants, 81% for pedestrian safety and 59% for its safety assistance features.

Meanwhile, Fiat's updated Doblo had to settle for three stars, with Euro NCAP saying that this rating "reveals the car's true age and highlights the lack of ambition to compete on safety with other, more modern competitors in the segment".

Watch the two crash-test videos below...