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Old 5th February 2009, 13:05   #16
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ABS are supposed to hit the chest, I thought. This is an eye opener, no puns intended. :-)
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Originally Posted by rider60 View Post
i was kind of thinking even the seating position and the seat belt setting also do their part???

as we have relaxed sofa like seating position in most of the sedans compared to up right in the tall boy hatches?

can some one elaborate/add on the same?
Seating position will not affect the outcome (see image attached). However, seat belt tension is a factor. Lesser tension will cause the body to move more forward before the belt locks.

If a minor collision sets off all 12 airbags in a 7 Series BMW it could well be written off.

Not because of the crash damage but because of the cost of replacing the airbag and seatbelt systems.

An Airbag Mobile Reset Service spokesman said the cost of replacing the airbags, the damaged trim and replacing the pre-tension seatbelts on a 7 Series could easily amount between Australian $30,000 and $40,000.
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