Patent Number: 7,581,778

Title: Support structure for a motor vehicle having longitudinal members and a crossmember

Abstract: A motor vehicle has a support structure that contains longitudinal members and a crossmember. It is important that the crossmember, at a front/rear end, is fixedly connected to tubular crash elements which run in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle. The tubular crash elements respectively engage in an associated longitudinal member and are fixed therein coaxially with respect to the longitudinal member via at least two supporting points spaced apart from each other in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle.

Inventors: Maya; Andreas (Neubulach, DE), Hogenmuller; Jan (Leonberg, DE)

Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG

International Classification: B60R 19/26 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-09-01 0:00:00