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Mini Coupe (R58) – Part 6, body repair rear continued

By Andrew Marsh, 10.03.12
Posted in New Model Information
MINI Coupe R58 load bay with ski hatch
To access the rear chassis leg / rail the rear panel, the rear closing panel and the boot / trunk floor adjacent to the chassis leg / rail will need to be removed. BMW permit the entire boot / trunk floor to be removed and the replacement welded in place, or a section adjacent to ...

Audi A6 and A7 (C7) – Part 1, overview

By Andrew Marsh, 23.01.12
Posted in New Model Information
Audi A6 saloon, A6 Avant and A7 Sportback
2011 A7 Sportback – introduced January 2011 2011 A6 saloon  / sedan – introduced April 2011 2011 A6 Avant (estate / wagon) – introduced November 2011 The Audi brand contributed 1.21 million sales to the Volkswagen Group total of 8.16 million units built in 2011, but the division produced as much profit as the Volkswagen ...

Audi A6 and A7 (C7) – Part 2, body structure

By Andrew Marsh,
Posted in New Model Information
A6 saloon C7 BIW new torsional stiffness features_marked in red
2011 A7 Sportback – introduced January 2011 2011 A6 saloon  / sedan – introduced April 2011 2011 A6 Avant (estate / wagon) – introduced November 2011 The previous version of A6 used a range of materials that were as stunning in 2011 as they were when it was first introduced in 2004. The next generation ...

Audi A6 and A7 (C7) – Part 3, body repair front

By Andrew Marsh,
Posted in New Model Information
Audi A6 and A7 C6 steel and aluminium front structure
2011 A7 Sportback – introduced January 2011 2011 A6 saloon  / sedan – introduced April 2011 2011 A6 Avant (estate / wagon) – introduced November 2011 The front structure three frontal impact load paths – the aluminium bumper beam, aluminium crush cans and steel front longitudinal members as a primary path, a lower path via ...

Audi A6 and A7 (C7) – Part 4, body repair side

By Andrew Marsh,
Posted in New Model Information
Audi A6 Avant C7 side
2011 A7 Sportback – introduced January 2011 2011 A6 saloon  / sedan – introduced April 2011 2011 A6 Avant (estate / wagon) – introduced November 2011 The roof panel is laser brazed to the body side outer pressings, and should damage occur with either the A pillar or B pillar it is permitted to section ...
 
 
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