To transport children safely in a 2006-2011 BMW 6 Series, you should properly secure them in a car seat that is appropriate for their age, weight, and height. Make sure the car seat is installed correctly and tight enough so that it doesn’t move more than an inch side to side or front to back. It’s also important to ensure that children are wearing their seat belts or are in a booster seat if they are too small for the seat belt to fit correctly.
The right place for children
⚠ Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle; otherwise, they could endanger themselves and other persons, e.g. by opening the doors.
In principle, all seats in your BMW are suitable, with the exception of the driver’s seat, for mounting universal child restraint systems for all age classes approved for the respective age group.
Children always in back
Accident research shows that the safest place for children is in the back.
⚠ Children younger than 13 years of age or under 5 ft/150 cm in height must be transported in back, seated in child restraint systems which correspond to the age, weight and height of the child. Otherwise there is an increased danger of injury in an accident.
Children 13 years of age or older must wear a safety belt as soon as a suitable child restraint system can no longer be used due to their age, size and weight.
All rear seat positions in your vehicle comply with the recommendations of the standard SAE J1819 for the safe securing of child restraint systems in motor vehicles.
Exception for front passenger seat
⚠ Should it be necessary to use a child restraint system on the front passenger seat, the front, knee and side airbag on the passenger side must be deactivated. Otherwise, there is an increased risk of injury for the child if the airbags are triggered, even with a child restraint system. Your BMW center will be glad
to advise you.
Installing child-restraint systems
⚠ Follow child-restraint system manufacturer’s instructions for the selection, installation and use of child restraint systems. Otherwise the degree of protection they offer may be reduced.
Commercially available child restraint systems are designed to be secured with a lap belt or with the lap belt section of a three-point belt. Incorrectly or improperly installed child restraint systems can increase the risk of injury for children. Always follow the instructions for installing the system exactly.
On front passenger seat
⚠ Before installing a child restraint system in the front passenger seat, make sure that the front, knee and side airbag on the front passenger side are deactivated. Otherwise there is an increased risk of injury if the airbags are triggered.
Before mounting a universal child-restraint system, move the front passenger seat into the highest position to achieve the best possible belt routing. Do not change this seat height.
Child seat security
All rear safety belts and the safety belt for the front passenger can be locked against pulling out to secure child restraint systems.
Locking safety belt
- Secure the child restraint system with the belt.
- Pull out the belt webbing completely.
- Allow the belt webbing to be pulled in and pull taut against the child restraint system. The safety belt is locked.
Unlocking safety belt
- Open the belt buckle.
- Remove the child restraint system.
- Allow the belt webbing to be pulled in completely.
Coupe: child restraint system with tether strap
There are two additional mounting points for child restraint systems with a tether strap, refer to arrows.
Placement of tether strap
- Fold anchor fitting into upright position.
- Push head restraint downward.
- Guide tether strap over head restraint and hook onto anchor fitting.
LATCH child-restraint fixing system
LATCH: Lower Anchor and Tethers for CHildren.
⚠ To attach a LATCH child’s seat, follow the operating and safety instructions of the child’s seat manufacturer.
The anchorage points for the LATCH childrestraint fixing system are located underneath the identifying symbol. They are not visible from the outside. Before attaching the LATCH child’s seat, pull the belt away from the region of the childrestraint fixing system.