2007 Mini Cooper

minicar / 2-door hatchback


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front: original test
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

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Moderate overlap front: original test

Rating applies to 2007-13 models

Tested vehicle: 2007 Mini Cooper 2-door

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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF0710
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 ID VTF0710
HIC-15 226
Peak gs at hard contact 76
Tension (kN) 1.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 17
Maximum Nij 0.36
Chest maximum compression (mm) 28
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 - left 0.48
Maximum tibia index - right 0.51
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 47
Right 64

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2007-13 models

Tested vehicle: 2009 Mini Cooper 2-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 2,564 lbs
Peak force 8,810 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 3.44

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: Standard seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Standard seats
Backset (mm) 34
Distance below top of head (mm) -6
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 12.7
Head contact time (ms) 87
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 56
Max neck tension (N) 644

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted
Currently, IIHS tests apply only to front seats.

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