R52 Mini Cooper S Convertable - Damage to Engine Mount Point - Help!
I own a 2007 Mini Cooper S Convertible - Sidewalk edition that was involved in an accident recently in Doha, Qatar. We drive the US-style LHD versions of the Mini here. The car was struck from behind and it was propelled towards a large SUV, the tow hook of the SUV penerated the Mini's hood and hit the Air Intake and the Engine Mount. Due to the retarded rules here, the Insurance company is only giving us the option to repair the vehicle from a non-BMW dealership. The garage says they can weld the parts together but wont guarantee its life. I've attached pictures of the damage. How bad is the damage here? Can it be salvaged?
The piece seems to be part of the main engine assembly, but is there any chance that it's available separately? Any help would be appreciated!
Last edited by suhailrehman; Mar 20th, 2014 at 10:45 AM.