Maclaren BMW Buggy
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Maclaren BMW Buggy

The 'manly' umbrella
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The Maclaren BMW Buggy belongs to the Maclaren Objects of Design category. It is a result of a design collaboration between the brands Maclaren and BMW. The luxury, sporty design, logos on the harness buckle as well as on the clasps on the hood and on the wheels - these are all elements inspired by M5 model. Reflective accents, brakes and the beginning of the folding mechanism are reminiscent of tail lights. High-end umbrella stroller BMW Buggy is lightweight and easily manoeuvrable. Due to a simpler, only partially reclinable seat, it is suitable for the role of a secondary stroller for an older child able to sit independently.

Maclaren BMW Buggy Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Umbrella stroller (buggy)
Stroller weight
5.7 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
104 cm x 48 cm x 59 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
104 cm x 27 cm x 26.5 cm
Chassis material
Aluminum
Country of origin
UK
Stroller available as a pushchair (seat unit configuration) only; newborn accessories (like a carrycot) need to be purchased separately
Yes

The Seat unit

Maximum weight capacity - seat load
25 kg
Recommended age range (best to use with a child of)
8-36 months
Reversible seat unit
No
L-shaped, bucket-type seat unit
No
Reclining backrest
Yes, infinite recline
Full-recline backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
No
Backrest recline type
Strap-operated
One-hand backrest recline system
No
Extendable backrest
No
Legrest positioning
No
Extendable leg rest
No
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
No
Footrest
Yes
Backrest height
46 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
32 x 22 cm
Total length of the seat unit
68 cm
A higher seat unit's position on the chassis
No
Height-adjustable seat
No
Seat unit's proper attachment indicator
No
2in1 convertible carrycot/seat unit (pramette travel system)
No
Fabrics removable for cleaning
Yes
Seat fabrics cleaning
Machine washable
Safety harness type
5-point
Harness padding
Yes
Height-adjustable harness belts
Yes
Ventilation integrated into the seat
No
Second seat can be attached (single-to-double convertibility)
No

The Canopy (Hood)

Seat unit equipped with a canopy/hood
Yes
Extendable canopy/hood
No
The canopy/hood features a sun visor
Yes
Floating, follow-the-sun canopy
No
Height-adjustable canopy
No
Removable canopy
Yes
Waterproof canopy
Yes
UV protection in the (canopy) fabrics
Yes
Ventilation integrated into the canopy
Yes
A pocket integrated into the canopy
Yes
Peek-a-boo viewing window present on the canopy
Yes
Peek-a-boo window can be closed/covered
No
Reinforcing side clasps present on the canopy
Yes

The Bumper bar

Bumper bar
No
Bumper bar can be purchased separately
Yes
Bumper bar features an extra crotch strap
No

The Wheels

Number of wheels
4
Front wheel(s) type
EVA foam-coated wheels
Rear wheels type
EVA foam-coated wheels
Front wheels diameter
12.7 cm
Rear wheels diameter
12.7 cm
Swivel wheels
Yes
Lockable wheels
Yes
Removable wheels
No
All wheels are double wheels
Yes
All-terrain version of wheels available to purchase separately
No
Wheels equipped with mudguards
No,
Two-wheel mode
No

The Suspension

Suspension
Yes
Wheels with suspension
All
Suspension type
Open springs, Mechanical (internal spring-loaded mechanism)
Adjustable suspension softness
No
Rocking chassis
No

The Brake

Central brake system/type
Push down-lift up pedal brake
Deceleration handbrake
No,

The Fold

Folding system
Umbrella-style
One-hand fold
Yes
Plane-travel-friendly stroller with an ultra-compact fold (suitable as carry-on luggage)
No
Folds with the (forward-facing) seat attached
Yes
Folds with the rearward-facing seat attached
n/a
Self-standing fold
No
Auto-lock feature of the folded chassis
Yes
Folded stroller can be pulled behind like luggage
No
Stroller folds and/or unfolds by itself
No
Equipped with a carry strap/carry handle
Yes

The Handlebar

Handle height adjustment
No
Handlebar material
Foam
Handlebar height
104 cm
Reversible handlebar (handle can be flipped to the other side)
No
Safety wrist strap
Yes

The Basket

Shopping basket
Yes
Large shopping basket
No
Basket's weight capacity
2 kg
Closable basket
No
An extra basket can be attached to the frame
No
A pocket integrated into the seat/elsewhere on the stroller frame
No

The Carrycot

Carrycot compatible
No

The Car seat

Car seat compatible
No

The Accessories & Extra features

Parent tray/organizer on the handlebar (included)
No
Cup holder can be attached
Yes
Reflective elements
Yes
No pushchair mode/seat-unit configuration available
No
Rain cover included
Yes
Mosquito net included
No
Leg cover (apron) included with the seat unit
No
Seat liner/insert included
Yes
Changing bag included
No
Carry bag/transport cover for the folded stroller included
No
Motorized/Baterry-powered
No
LED light(s)
No
Built-in audio speakers
No
A storage/bag can be attached instead of a seat
No

Parent reviews of the Maclaren BMW Buggy

4.0/5
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  • BMW design
  • low weight
  • small, compact folded measurements
  • one-handed (more of a one-footed) foling system
  • suitable for older toddlers, even 3 years+
  • carry strap to carry the folded buggy
  • small wheels
  • doesn't lie flat
  • the removable insert liner doesn't hold in its place and slides down

It is a lightweight umbrella stroller suitable for older children, designed mainly for travel and short trips on smoother paths.

We bought this stroller for our older daughter when we needed to carry 2 strollers in the car. It's perfect for this purpose as it's very roomy (you need to check if it fits in the boot though, it fit nicely lengthways in our estate car so we carried it tucked in the back of the boot without anyone ever noticing we had a second pushchair in there).

It's lightweight, and comes with a carry bag - and there's a strap on the stroller itself so it can be slung over your shoulder (for example, when carrying it up the stairs). The wheels are a bit cushioned, but they are very tiny, so it's very uncomfortable and tiring to ride in rough terrain, and basically impossible in the snow. The handles are rather low, but my husband (180 cm) didn't complain that the stroller was hard to use (and maybe he just didn't admit it because he didn't want another one :-D ).

The seat doesn't recline fully (only semi-reclining) and it doesn't have a leg rest, so it's more suited to larger children who can already reach the leg rest between the wheels. Older children will also appreciate the ability to simply hop in and out of the stroller, as the seat is low. There is a removable liner in the stroller that only sticks to the harness straps, so it slides down and needs to be repositioned. The canopy can't be extended, it only has a visor - but by only folding the seat half way down, it's sufficient and the sun never shone on the little one's face. The canopy also has a ventilation option.

Our little girl used it until she was 4 (18kg) and didn't look grown up too much for it at all. For such a large kid sitting in it, the stroller handled nicely, and there was no problem with going out on the curb either.

Stylish, very compact

3
  • practical
  • compact
  • doesn't lay flat, neither the leg rest is adjustable - more suitable for older children

A stylish buggy, very compact.

The most perfect buggy on the market

5
  • Functions
  • Low weight
  • Good maneuverability
  • Space and comfort for the child
  • Quality materials
  • Sturdiness
  • Easy cleaning even with a light color
  • Design
  • Refinement
  • None

The most perfect - functional and high-quality - buggy on the market. Other models are either too massive or too small. It's so practical - lightweight, handy, with a lot of space for the child and really comfortable. Even a 3-4-year-old child fits well in it.

Your questions about the Maclaren BMW Buggy

1)

I want a Maclaren BMW buggy in India?

Hey there,

The BMW buggy is already discontinued, so not available even on amazon.in. I would suggest looking at pre-owned models on classified ads if you really crave this model.

.eli - 08 Apr 2021

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