Originally Posted by Bravecat
I think both are fantastic cars, but I like the E90 more, it feels more taught and planted on the road, the cabin is more compact that I feel more in touch with the car, which is what I like in a car. Both cars are good, the 5 was the Solid Edge, and had a more executive feel, while the 3 is pure sports saloon, with great ‘round town’ manners.
I agree. My e60 was the first 5 series I've had and I felt a little dissapointed. It was a great car, but not as focused as all my previous 3 series (i've had a few).
The only thing I feel you lose is the space, but the e90 is so much more involving, direct and nimble that you don't much care.
I also found the build quality much more like BMW of old and the seats much more comfy.
Unlike you I switched to petrol (heart ruling head) so my MPG is ridiculous - ah but what a noise !
Good luck with your new car.