Tag Archives: 2010 Models

2011 Lexus IS Body Structure

The 2011 Lexus IS has a body structure has a high structural rigidity. This body structure is used in the 2006 through 2011 models. As with most late model vehicles, the Lexus IS has a boat load of safety features!

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2010 Bentley Continental GTC Convertible

Bentley Motors developed an advanced rollover protection system that is installed beneath the rear headrests for occupant safety. The way the system works is, if the car’s on-board computer senses that it is about to roll during an accident, the two reinforced steel hoops pictured below are deployed in a split second. The steel hoops work in conjunction with the strong windshield frame to protect passengers in the front and rear seats.

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2010 Mercedes-Benz GL550 SUV Body Structure

The uni-body construction of the GL-Class SUV uses advanced technology and robust materials to create a virtual fortress for the vehicles' passengers. High- Strength/Low-Alloy steel is used in important areas of the vehicle. Roof pillars employ three layers of steel, and doors feature steel crossbeams. Full-width front and rear crossmembers, along with a reinforced floorpan and door sills, combine to provide protection in a variety of impacts. Advanced front and rear crumple zones progressively deform to help absorb the energy of an impact, while underhood components are staggered to help prevent them from stacking up in a frontal impact, thereby reducing the likelihood of intrusion into the cabin. An ellipsoidal front bulkhead helps channel some of the forces of a frontal impact under, over and around the passenger cabin.

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2005-2010 Mazda 5 Body Structure (MAZDA5)

The body structure shell for the 2005-2010 Mazda 5. The Mazda 5 is built with Triple H body construction. The Triple H construction gives superb strength to the unitary construction body. Unitary construction is a construction technique that supports structural load by using an object's exterior. This is why higher strength steels are used in locations of high stress to increase strength and rigidity without adding weight.

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2011 BMW X5 Body Structure and Airbags

The 2006-2011 BMW X5 has a highly rigid body structure for maxium occupant protection is made with Ultra High Strength Steel. The passive safety features in this vehicle are passed on via the engine supports and chassis along various load paths which diverts the energy away from the passenger cell.

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2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Body Structure

The 2005-2010 Chevrolet Cobalt has a rigid Body Structure. The Cobalt’s rigid lower-dominant body structure was engineered as a single unit for mass efficiency and stiffness. The underbody is made of high-strength steel with welded members in strategic locations for maximum strength, structural integrity, mass optimization and crashworthiness.

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