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  • Bumper
  • Shock absorbing bumper

Bumpers are attached to the front and rear of the car with the aim of protecting the car's sheet metal as much as possible in the event of a minor collision. In the past, bumpers were often already heavy and even fairly serious collisions caused relatively little damage. Today, the bumpers are made of plastic and are streamlined into the design of the car. The disadvantage of these bumpers is that they damage very quickly. A small push from another car can already crack the paint or visibly crack the bumper.

Shock absorbing bumper:
The bumper with shock-absorbing parts protects the vehicle's body in the event of minor collisions up to 8 km/h. 

The picture shows the parts of the shock absorbing rear bumper. The vehicle body is colored dark blue. The light blue frame is a mounting frame for, among other things, the wiring of the PDC sensors.

The metal bumper beam (green) is screwed to the body by means of shock absorbers (green). The shock absorbers have the property of sliding into each other in the event of a collision; the force of the collision is thus absorbed. The shock absorbers become deformed and are therefore permanently deformed.

The rear bumper (red) is pushed into the guide pieces (brown) during installation. After the bumper has been slid in, it is finally secured with a number of bolts.

The front bumper is equipped with similar shock absorbing parts.