My first BMW, the car just feels a lot more solid than any other vehicle I have ever owned... lexus nissan z acura Honda VW Jeep. It seems as though a lot of attention was paid to the driver when they designed the 5. My only complaint is the lack of power in the 525i. I guess it's my own fault for getting the 525 instead of the 530 or 545
Exterior styling and plush/functional interior.
We need a little motor even for the 525 passing accelerations is poor. I owned a z before so i guess my point of view might be skewed.