The Mini Cooper was brought to the United States by BMW. The US introduction in 2001 of the First generation Mini Cooper (2001-2006) had two models, a 3-door hatchback and a 2-door convertible. The second generation Mini Cooper (2007 – present) has grown to several different models that include a 3-door hatchback, 5-door estate, 2-door convertible, and a 5-door SUV.
2007 to Present Mini Coopers
The Mini Cooper is made from a bunch of different steels. High-strength steel, tailored rolled blanks, aluminum door elements, and a magnesium carrier bar for the dashboard between the A-pillars. So if this car catches fire, be prepared for the 4th of July light show when you hit the passenger compartment with a fire stream. The door reinforcements are diagonally arranged and an aluminum extrusion-pressed. You can see this in the body structure image in the posting. The Generation 2 body structure is ultra-rigid and more advanced than the first generation.
2001 – 2006 Mini Coopers