Mini Cooper Body Structure

2011 Mini Cooper Body Structure

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. 

2007-2011 Mini Cooper Body Structure

2007-2011 Mini Cooper Body Structure

2001 – 2006 Mini Coopers

2006 Mini Cooper S


2001-2006 Mini Cooper Body Structure and Airbags

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