Facts, Features & Specs
ULTRA RIGID BODY
Torsional Rigidity. More than just a great name for a rock band, it's something that makes MINIs truly unique. The chassis design of a MINI has a torsional rigidity of 24,500 Nm/°. That means that a twisting force of 24,500 Newton meters would be needed to flex the body a single degree. And what does this all mean? Being so rigid reduces body flexing, which allows the suspension to concentrate on the job it was designed to do --giving you great handling -- instead of compensating for a flexing frame. It also means less squeaks and rattles, noise in the cabin, and overall vibration.
And in the event of a crash, the rigid body is able to withstand much greater forces acting upon it. Which means increased protection for you and your MINI's passengers.