Never come across passengers being an issue in a test either, I recall about 10 years back taking my then 8 year old out in an e39 M5! She loved it and still wants me to buy one today!!!
Enjoy and take note for next time mate!
I test drove the 1.6 tdci econetic titanium x mondy estate this morning and couldn't help but feel it was underpowered, constantly changing gears and having to change down get get up a hill with ease. I can imagine when fully loaded with passengers and luggage it would be painfully slow. Holding out for 2.0tdci instead.