In Reply to: Kids in Z3 (question) posted by Stefan on June 07, 1999 at 07:04:38:
: You are right about your question regarding my 4yr old daughter in my Z3. However the BMW manual explicitly states it is safe to transport kids (one at a time) in the Z3 if they wear the seat belt and if the seat is at the backmost position. For very young kids they say you should use a certified child seat and never put it in the opposite driving position. The Belgian law is on the same line as what BMW tells me.
: Could this be due to the fact that my Euro Z3 has different airbags (lower pressure?)
: I am interested in knowing what others might think about this since a am concerned about the safety of my children.
There is no problem in having young children in Z3 fitted with euro airbag, and as long as they are in forward facing seat.
US airbags are larger and also require a greater detonation charge, so expand more rapidly.