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Mini Coupe (R58) – Part 1, overview and technology

By Andrew Marsh, 12.03.12
Posted in New Model Information
MINI Coupe R58 aerial rear three quarter_dynamic
The fourth version of the UK built Mini family, the Mini Coupe (R58) is also the first to feature only two seats. The fifth version of the UK built Mini’s, the Roadster (R59), will share most of the body panels up to the waist line with the R58. Global sales for the Coupe are are ...

Mini Coupe (R58) – Part 2, body structure

By Andrew Marsh,
Posted in New Model Information
Mini Coupe R58 rear three quarter
The Mini Coupe (R58) shares the same front structure as the 3dr (R56), Clubman (R55) and the Convertible (R57). The side structure is closely related to the Convertible (R57), whilst the rear hatch, roof and upper structure are unique to R58 including the unique A pillar inclination. Additionally the Roadster (R59) will share most of ...

Mini Coupe (R58) – Part 3, body repair front

By Andrew Marsh, 11.03.12
Posted in New Model Information
Mini Coupe R58 aerial front three quarter
Front bumper / fascia skin Front chassis leg  / rail section Before commencing the section, it is recommended to fit the car to a straightening jig prior to starting work. A backing plate needs to be prepared to fit inside the joint area – it is recommended to use the excess material from the new ...

Mini Coupe (R58) – Part 4, body repair side

By Andrew Marsh,
Posted in New Model Information
Mini Coupe R58 aerial side
Note! The Mini Coupe has 4 airbags as standard (front x2, side x2). The side modules are built into the seat frame. Door drop glass removal Whilst the door drop glass is unique to Coupe, the door construction is shared with Mini Clubman (R55), Mini 3dr (R56) and Mini Convertible (R57).  The removal of the ...

Mini Coupe (R58) – Part 5, body repair rear

By Andrew Marsh, 10.03.12
Posted in New Model Information
MINI Coupe R58 rear_doors and hatch open
Rear screen removal The rear screen will require removal of the tailgate interior trim, rear upper spoiler and lower edge trim strip. The parcel shelf / luggage cover should be removed from the tailgate and the inner trim panel will then need to be released from the push fit clips that hold it to the ...
 
 
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