MINI Hatch 2002

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4 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score26.57out of 37
Frontal Offset test10.19out of 16
Side impact test14.38out of 16
Pole test (Optional)2out of 2
Bonus points0out of 3
Data suplied by euroNCAP


The tested model of BMW MINI(LHD) was introduced in Australia during 2002.

The BMW Mini scored 10.19 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. Protection from serious upper leg injury was marginal for the driver. Chest and upper leg protection was marginal for the passenger.

The vehicle scored 14.38 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. A further 2 points were earned in the optional pole test.

Important note: The left-hand-drive European model was tested by EuroNCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page.


Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

Dual front airbags, side airbags and head-protecting side curtains are standard equipment in Australia. Curtains are optional in Europe. ABS brakes are also standard.

The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt. Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash.

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Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 10.19 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 3 pts
Chest 2.1 pts
Upper Legs 2 pts
Lower Legs 3.09 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 14mm and downwards 29mm. The steering wheel hub moved forwards 13mm, upwards 2mm and sideways 32mm. The front ("A") pillar moved 35mm rearwards. The width of the driver's doorway shortened by 32mm. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash all doors could be opened with normal effort.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver but it bottomed out. Vehicle components were a potential source of injury for the driver's knees. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag.

What is frontal offset test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Side Impact Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 14.38 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 2.38 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

The vehicle scored 14.38 out of 16 in the side impact crash test.

The vehicle was eligible for an optional pole impact test, since it had head-protecting side airbags as an option in Europe. The manufacturer decided to go ahead with the pole test and the vehicle earned a further two points.

What is side impact test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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1-Star Pedestrian Rating

Pedestrian Summary

The 2002 Mini received one star in the pedestrian protection test.


Pedestrian Rating Explained

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
9 L/100km 216 g/km

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