2010 MINI Beachcomber Concept
MINI Beachcomber Concept is a creativity that cross borders to enhance driving pleasure and combining them with the vision of a radically open body concept. At Beachcomber MINI Concept uses a new all-wheel drive system, ALL4, and a flexible interior has been designed without doors or a conventional roof, and all other body elements that could limit the intensity of the occupants’ encounter with their surrounding world. Whether cruising through town, enjoying rough tracks in the mountains, or breezing along the beach.
In the event of bad weather, drivers can either use the soft roof or the lightweight door and roof elements, all of which fit easily and can be installed within a few minutes. MINI designers were inspired by the new MINI crossover production model. The MINI Beachcomber Concept offers a wide range of technology and features for driving pleasure in the 21st century. Offers all the flexibility and spaciousness required for an active lifestyle.
The vehicle’s rollover safety also meets the highest demands made of an open car and it is able to withstand even extreme situations. The frame on the passenger cell is formed by substantially reinforced A-pillars, and the D-pillar bar is complete with an integrated lateral support element at the rear of the car. It is made of high-strength steel for maximum stiffness. This additional safety component is finished in body color, and reinforces the commitment to safety.MINI Beachcomber Concept is also able to carry extra-long objects, such as surfboards, with ease.
The body of the MINI Beachcomber Concept concentrates on the essential and leaves no doubt that this is a genuine MINI. The entire front section of the car is angled towards the road. The engine compartment lid is powerfully chiseled, and the powerdome, with its integrated air insert, symbolizes the outstanding performance of the turbocharged engine within the car.
The hexagon radiator grille, again typical of MINI, comes with contour lines carried over directly from the front look of the Mini Moke. With its vertical position, three robust crossbars and additional integrated headlights, the radiator grille gives the MINI Beachcomber Concept a particularly powerful and convincing presence. Okay, let’s see Photo Car below: