This is "the almost perfect family car". I studied every possibility for our family and couldn't find the right match. I finally discovered the 5 and realized quickly it was the one. Space, quality, price, doors, features, design and MPG, it has it all. It's a pleasure to drive this car. I must admit some jealousy as we found the 5 in Switzerland with dark tinted glass and a sporty luggage rack system. It looks even better. The seating possibilities are endless and easy to play with.
Seating configuration, comfort of seats (good for your back), fun to drive, sliding doors, great ratio: quality/price, design (interior, exterior), security, etc.
Bigger armrest for driver, plastics scratch easily. European features like dark tinted glass as an option, nicer luggage rack and why not, a seventh seat. Keep working on the MPG (can do better), 25 MPG is good but not enough.