Patent Number: 7,232,003

Title: Motor vehicle with lowerable drive unit

Abstract: In a motor vehicle comprising a vehicle body having a support structure for supporting a main drive unit and at least one support block disposed on the support structure by which the main drive unit is supported in the vehicle body, each support block comprises bottom and top parts which are movable relative to each other and provided with an operating mechanism for causing such movement for lowering the drive unit when the motor vehicle is involved in a collision.

Inventors: Burkle; Jurgen (Fellbach-Schmiden, DE), Schmidt; Timo (Stuttgart, DE), Unger; Karsten (Stuttgart, DE)

Assignee: Daimler Chrysler AG

International Classification: B60K 28/14 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-06-19 0:00:00