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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 09-28-2005, 03:10 PM
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Has anyone used the BMW baby seat?

I'm researching baby seats for my 10 month old daughter, and it looks like BMW makes a baby seat for the 3 series.

Has anyone ever seen this thing?

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...=82&fg=31&hl=1

Or the retrofit kit for booster seats in the rear:
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...52&fg=95&hl=16
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Old 09-28-2005, 03:46 PM
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Just use a Britax Wizard, Marathon, or Roundabout

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Old 09-28-2005, 03:49 PM
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Old 09-28-2005, 06:17 PM
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Pretty pricey isn't it, oops that's right it's a BMW

haa... how do the Britax's fit? Im worried about ruining the back seat, and also, is the Marathon too big?
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Old 09-28-2005, 06:42 PM
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haa... how do the Britax's fit? Im worried about ruining the back seat, and also, is the Marathon too big?
The Britax Roundabout fits great. I worried about damage to the seat, too, so I bought a protector that goes between the car seat and the seat. They're $10-$20 and it's fine after 11 mos of continuous use. -rkahn
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haa... how do the Britax's fit? Im worried about ruining the back seat, and also, is the Marathon too big?
No, the Marathon fits fine, both rear and forward facing.
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I have a Marathon (with ZHP Alcantara/cloth-look cover, no less - called "racer") rear facing in the center section of my car. Fits pretty well, and the base seems to be formed in a way that it won't harm the seats. I would highly recommend a purpose made cushion or seat pad, though. I put the one in that goes all the way across, for when my daughter starts throwing things like bottles or whatnot. I also got a positioner guide thingy that BMW is making for when the seat turns around and goes to one of the outboard positions. It seems to be pretty well engineered, though I may have to trim it slightly so it fits into the anchor slots.
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Old 09-30-2005, 05:37 AM
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I have a Marathon (with ZHP Alcantara/cloth-look cover, no less - called "racer") rear facing in the center section of my car. Fits pretty well, and the base seems to be formed in a way that it won't harm the seats. I would highly recommend a purpose made cushion or seat pad, though. I put the one in that goes all the way across, for when my daughter starts throwing things like bottles or whatnot. I also got a positioner guide thingy that BMW is making for when the seat turns around and goes to one of the outboard positions. It seems to be pretty well engineered, though I may have to trim it slightly so it fits into the anchor slots.

Where did you find this positioner thing? Do you have a part #?
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You guys want pricey? Try here www.recarochildseats.com

Just got one for the boy because Britax was almost as expensive. It is built like nothing else out there. I figure he is worth it
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Where did you find this positioner thing? Do you have a part #?

52200144046

$7.50 at CircleBMW.com (under Practical Extras in the accessories search)
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52200144046

$7.50 at CircleBMW.com (under Practical Extras in the accessories search)
What exactly does this do? Ihad no problem securing a graco into the LATCH hooks under the seat. Pulled tight, and it was centered.
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I have a Britax Marathon in my 5ers (bit bigger) car and it fits quite nicely and works well. I put a folded up towel under it. I just use the shoulder belt harness through it...works just fine and is secured well as long as you yank the piss out of it.

One thing about a dedicated seat for the BMW...what happens if you get another car?
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What exactly does this do? Ihad no problem securing a graco into the LATCH hooks under the seat. Pulled tight, and it was centered.
It's supposed to assist in connecting the LATCH points and centering, and to provide a bit of protection for the crook of the rear seat against the edge of the child seat being pulled into it.
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One thing about a dedicated seat for the BMW...what happens if you get another car?

This is not possible. Why even ponder such a question?
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This is not possible. Why even ponder such a question?


Hah! That seems like such a German response. Doesn't one of their idioms translate to something like, "no, this is not possible?"

We've used the Britax Marathon rear and forward facing in our car. The only problem with rear facing is that you do have to scoot up the seat in front of the car seat. Forward facing is just fine. I think that the Roundabout would probably fit much better than the Marathon as it is a bit smaller.
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You guys want pricey? Try here www.recarochildseats.com

Just got one for the boy because Britax was almost as expensive. It is built like nothing else out there. I figure he is worth it
I have TWO of these Recaros in my wife's X5... and a pair of Roundabouts in my 330. Not quite $1000 in baby seats.
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Resurrecting this thread because I need to mount the Marathon in my E39. I would like to use the BMW seat belt buckles mounted in the rear seat. Isn't there an adapter/connector that one can buy that will allow the buckle to connect to the child seat buckles?
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Would there be any problems with putting a car seat in an E92? Has anyone here done so?

I'm looking for a new car, and am interested in the 335i coupe but it has to be able to accomodate a child seat.
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Baby seats work fine in E92

I tested all the models in Jan 09 and brought my car seats along. All cars come with LATCH for hooking car seats into. I use a booster style (akin to the BMW adjustable seat) and it fits fine i the rear seats. I find it doesn't fit well in the middle of the bench (what does though). Get used to footprints on the back of the seat though. No amount of talking will convince them they can't put their feet on the back of the seat.
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I tested all the models in Jan 09 and brought my car seats along. All cars come with LATCH for hooking car seats into. I use a booster style (akin to the BMW adjustable seat) and it fits fine i the rear seats. I find it doesn't fit well in the middle of the bench (what does though). Get used to footprints on the back of the seat though. No amount of talking will convince them they can't put their feet on the back of the seat.
every car sold in US since 2002 comes standard with a LATCH system
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I'm quite interested in the booster seat the OP linked to. Does anyone know if this works similar to the integrated booster seats in Volvos?
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This is not possible. Why even ponder such a question?
hahaha best response
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