Originally Posted by tintivilus
Maybe somebody at BMW has really long legs? I'm sure it wouldn't be the first time product design is directly descendent from a pet peeve of one of the designers.
I was at the dealership yesterday, picking up a booklet for my Dad who is interested in a 328 sedan and that button wasn't recessed, nor could it be recessed. Maybe a design change, either way, it's very functional recessed.