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      12-24-2015, 06:57 PM   #1
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3 child seats in F34

I am a happy owner of a 320d GT, but I fear I will have to sell it when my third child will be born in two months. Does anybody know the way to install 3 child seats in the back seats of a F34? Despite the impressive legroom, the position of the belts and isofix points apparently doesn't allow to put three child seats, and even in the owner's manual BMW doesn't mention that it is possible - it only says that the two external seats are good for a child seat. I will be grateful for any suggestion, it would be a pity to sell this car for such a reason!
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I am a happy owner of a 320d GT, but I fear I will have to sell it when my third child will be born in two months. Does anybody know the way to install 3 child seats in the back seats of a F34? Despite the impressive legroom, the position of the belts and isofix points apparently doesn't allow to put three child seats, and even in the owner's manual BMW doesn't mention that it is possible - it only says that the two external seats are good for a child seat. I will be grateful for any suggestion, it would be a pity to sell this car for such a reason!
Greetings from Italy,
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Hello Roberto,

First of all, congratulations on your new baby I don't have any experience with this solution and it's quite expensive, but it might help you out with this dilemma:
http://multimac.co.uk/home

Merry Christmas! . )

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Nice find
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BMW probably thinks that by the time the third kid comes along your oldest shouldn't need a child seat anymore. Maybe you should find a new hobby? Or at least throttle things back a bit.
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BMW probably thinks that by the time the third kid comes along your oldest shouldn't need a child seat anymore. Maybe you should find a new hobby? Or at least throttle things back a bit.
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BMW probably thinks that by the time the third kid comes along your oldest shouldn't need a child seat anymore. Maybe you should find a new hobby? Or at least throttle things back a bit.
Touché

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That is pretty cool and impressive.

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Hello Roberto,

First of all, congratulations on your new baby I don't have any experience with this solution and it's quite expensive, but it might help you out with this dilemma:
http://multimac.co.uk/home

Merry Christmas! . )

BR

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Congrats on your upcoming new arrival! We're expecting a second in a few months, planning on using seat belt in middle and latch behind passenger. Have the Clek Fllo, it's 13" at the base and 16.9" at the seat. One of the narrowest seats available. Will try installing this weekend, hopefully it'll fit. If it does, maybe try Clek?
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This website does a good job explaining, though for F30, not GT.

http://www.thecarcrashdetective.com/...-3-series.html

That being said, the GT is just a tad wider in HIP width. The anchor/isofix are about the same, but there is more usable space from the anchor to the door. The F30 has a seat hump over the wheel well, F34 does not. So, to get 3 across, you likely have to forgo the isofix and use the seat belts. That website claims seat belt attachment is just as safe and the isofix is just more convenient.

P.S. F30 LCI moved the outer seat belt buckles to improve child seat installation, but I don't know if the "update" leads to more seat space.
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Clek Fllos installed side by side. Used latch for rear passenger and belt for center. Both installations are equally safe when installed correctly. Latch also shouldn't be used once the seat+kid >65lbs. There's still room for a passenger behind the driver to be buckled in, although the buckle is not easily accessible.
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There's still quite a bit of room between the edge of the seat and car seat. Will be reinstalling few inches closer to the edge for more room behind driver.
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There's still quite a bit of room between the edge of the seat and car seat. Will be reinstalling few inches closer to the edge for more room behind driver.
Supposedly that gap is due to LATCH and the gap can be closed by using the seat belt instead. I hope that is the case!

BTW, you must live on a very steep hill!
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