Ok - this is a thread for posing questions to BMW, even knowing there will never be an answer - a place to ask about the inexplicable, the why, or whatever. I'll start with this - my E92 came with a very nice, classy, leather case for holding the various info and manuals, including the owner's manual. Since BMW glovebox dimensions have shrunk substantially from prior glory days of cavernous capacity, I find that the lovely holding case doesn't fit in the glovebox or anyplace else in the passenger compartment! WHY?? Seems ridiculous on the surface that the only place for it to fit is the storage cubby in the trunk under the center panel, doesn't it? Yes, the owner's manual itself sorta fits into the glovebox, but with its squarish dimensions, it's too big to sit flat , and the edge of it rests on the catch, inevitably to get torn up with opening and closing the glovebox, never mind wasting space and bending up the manual. There are no pockets on the back of the E92 seats in which it might be stowed, and it won't fit in the door storage compartments either. This means you have to tuck it under a floor mat if you want it somewhat secured and accessible while sitting in the car, or just have it laying on a seat, in either case being a potential projectile in the event of an accident. It does make me wonder why, of all things, they wouldn't design the manual to be in a slightly more rectangular format that would at least allow it to fit and lie flat on the bottom of the glovebox, clear of the catch or latch. Hardly a major issue, yes, but - how hard is it for whoever designs the manuals to give a little consideration to sizing them to fit into the one place in the passenger compartment they might be stowed? I hope that trend was not continued into the current F8x cars, and if so, c'mon BMW, get with it!