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2007 Mini Cooper

Minicar
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Roof strength
    A
  • Head restraints & seats
    A
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Electronic stability control (standard beginning with 2009 models, optional on 2007-08 models)
3
Antilock brakes
4
Programmable daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2013
G
A
A
G
2012
G
A
A
G
2011
G
A
A
G
2010
G
A
A
G
2009
G
A
A
G
2008
G
A
A
A
2007
G
A
A
2006
G
A
M
2005
G
M
2004
G
M
2003
G
M
2002
G
M

Applies to 2007-13 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
A
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Mini Cooper was redesigned for the 2007 model year. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by BMW (manufacturer of the Mini) as part of frontal crash test verification.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the neck, chest, and both legs indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. A high head acceleration occurred when the dummy's head hit the steering wheel through the airbag, indicating that head injuries would be possible. Head acceleration from the roof rail hit was negligible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the roof rail.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2007 Mini Cooper 2-door
Weight 2,460 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase97 in.
Length146 in.
Width66 in.
Engine1.6 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings30 mpg city / 37 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF0710
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)5
Left (cm)9
Center (cm)9
Right (cm)10
Brake pedal (cm)6
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)3
Right (cm)2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)-1
Rearward (cm)-1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)1

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF0710
Head
HIC-15226
Peak gs at hard contact76
Neck
Tension (kN)1.9
Extension bending moment (Nm)17
Maximum Nij 0.36
Chest maximum compression (mm)28
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.5
Femur force - right (kN)1.7
Knee displacement - left (mm)1
Knee displacement - right (mm)1
Maximum tibia index - left0.48
Maximum tibia index - right0.51
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left47
Right64

Applies to 2007-13 models

Overall evaluation
A
Curb weight2,564 lbs
Peak force8,810 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio3.44
Tested vehicle
2009 Mini Cooper 2-door
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2007-08 models

Overall evaluation
A
Dynamic rating
A
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Standard seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeStandard seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)34
Distance below top of head (mm)-6
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)12.7
Head contact time (ms)87
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)56
Max neck tension (N)644

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