Facts, Features & Specs
Frankly, we're kind of obsessed with exceeding expectations. So when challenged to endow MINIs with safety systems that would rank among the best on the road, we went into a frenzy. The result? An impressive set of safety features we term either Active (they help you avoid accidents) or passive (they protect you in an accident).
Our incredibly strong side-impact door beams help protect both passenger and driver in the event of a collision. The advanced steels that go into every MINI provide increased strength and energy absorption. We use laser-welded blanks to build our cars that raise the strength of the pressing and create Advanced Crumple Zones which help spread the forces more evenly throughout the rigid unibody shell. In the event of an accident, each critical section of a MINI is ingeniously designed to absorb and spread energy in a manner that will keep harm as far away from the passengers as possible.
And then there are the airbags. Four of them in our convertibles: two in front and one on the side of each front seat, so they adjust to wherever the driver and co-pilot are sitting. Every MINI Convertible also comes equipped with the incredibly strong Active Rollover Protection Bar to help shelter the vehicles passengers in dramatic accidents.
But what should be increasingly clear is that almost every component of the car works to help protect its Motorers at all times.