Originally Posted by ErnestHouse
From the recent autocar first drive review: "Unless you're familiar with riding on the back bench of some of BMW's biggest machines, you'll be quite unused to legroom on this scale, and if three occupy it, they'll make the surprise discovery that the arrangement will be tolerable for more than half an hour. This is the new 3-series for families, and families that need more room than a 3-series Touring or even a 5-series saloon can offer."
Is the rear middle seat any larger or is it just the extra legroom that makes a difference? Hard to tell from the photos.