|3 Spoke Steering Wheels.... (archive)|
Posted by Greg Hudson (Melbourne Australia) on September 24, 1998 at 23:06:56:
In Reply to: Re: 17" wheels on 2.3 posted by Fred Meloan on September 24, 1998 at 16:26:03:
Our friends there just build what they are directed to build--such as 3 spoke steering wheels for Z3's throughout the entire world except for (you guessed it) the good old United States.
There is actually a very good reason for NOT supplying the 3 spoke wheels in the USA... The 3 spoke steering wheel has a much smaller airbag specifically designed for use in countries where wearing seatbelts is compulsory (like Australia for example).